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Smiths City to pay living wage

Smiths City to pay living wage
2018-07-24
Article Type:
News
Publication Date:
2018-07-24
Jurisdiction:
New Zealand

Radio New Zealand reports Smiths City will pay all of its staff at least the living wage from October.

Smiths City chief executive Roy Campbell said the furniture and appliance retailer has committed to pay a "fair day's wage for a fair day's work".

Employees would also be allowed to use accrued sick leave to take an extra day off.

In May, the Employment Court ordered Smiths City to pay staff for attending daily 15-minute-long sales meetings. These had been unpaid for six years.

First Union and the Living Wage Movement Aotearoa said Smiths City's move was an example to other retailers, and further evidence that big retail did not have to mean low wages.

 

People Mentioned:
Roy Campbell
Organisations Mentioned:
Employment Court; Smiths City; First Union; Living Wage Movement Aotearoa
Reference No:
180724CA-9227

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