Income Support

Everyone deserves the means to make ends meet if they fall on hard times and at least a living wage when they are working.

Key Facts:

  • Over 596,000 hardship assistance payments were made in the March 2020 quarter. That’s more than 10% of the team of 5 million left behind. Food has consistently remained the main reason for needing this support. (MSD March 2020 Benefit Factsheet)
  • Welfare working group says benefits need to be increased by between 12 percent and 47 percent to make them liveable and enable people to participate in their communities. (Whakamana Tāngata: Welfare Expert Advisory Group Report)
  • 51,000 working households are living in poverty. In-work poverty in New Zealand Human Rights Commission (Report)

First Steps

Fair Pay Agreements

Introduce Fair Pay Agreements...

Income protection

Implement a universal income protection for workers to ensure a just transition when jobs are lost..

Equal pay

Implement equal pay across the community and public sector...

Implement WEAG recommendations

Implement the Welfare Experts Advisory Group report recommendations, which includes lifting benefit levels ..

Secure work and Living Wage

Ensure all workers delivering community and public services have secure work and are paid at least the Living Wage...

The Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment

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