Press Release – Mana Party
MANA spokesperson for Economic Justice, John Minto says PM’s cleaner deserves $15 per hour now.Mana Says All Workers Deserve At Least $15 An Hour – Even PM’s Cleaner
MANA spokesperson for Economic Justice, John Minto says PM’s cleaner deserves $15 per hour now.
He says MANA believes the working poor deserve $15 per hour minimum wage now, and not by the end of the first term of a Labour-led Government or the undefinable never of a National-led Government.
“MANA sees a $15 minimum wage as is one of the first priorities not the last as Labour sees it and within a year it should be pegged at two-thirds of the average wage so there would be an automatic annual upwards adjustment.”
Mr Minto says it is a disgrace that the cleaner who cleans the Prime Minister’s office each night gets the minimum of minimum wages.
“Jaine Ikurere has cleaned the PM’s office for 19 years and still only gets $14 per hour, while other cleaners of Parliaments offices have a mere $43 per week to spend on groceries.
“ That the working poor have to clean up the messes of Politicians paid hundreds of thousands serves as a sick symbolism of how those who make and benefit from the system exploits those who clean up after them.
“ This is not the egalitarian NZ we like to pretend we are, this is an ingoing social injustice and MANA will demand $15 per hour NOW. “