A weekly (or weakly) wage isn’t intended to support life – rather, it is there to be worked for

February 11, 2013

The headline at Stuff (here) is somewhat misleading.

It says –

Key not keen on Living Wage

This is a reference (as we shall see) to The Boss.

And The Boss happened to have been discussing this matter with a colleague who passed on the gist of their chat to Alf, who accordingly can be sure about what Key is keen on and isn’t so keen on.

For the record, bearing in mind this comes to us somewhat second-hand, he is supposed to have said he is not keen on a living wage for those lower down in the pecking order, but he is very much in favour of a living wage – with plenty left over – for himself.

A luxury living wage, in fact.

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Finsec can bank on Alf

December 18, 2008

We don’t normally take kindly to trade union whining, in the Northern Wairarapa. But if the bank workers’ union, Finsec, reckons I can flex a bit of political muscle for them down at the Department of Labour (which I can), it should come and have a natter with me. Read the rest of this entry »