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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Issue 3. 15th March [1976]


On April 7 several thousand workers from the Wellington Area will meet in Wellington to discuss their quality of life - or lack of it.

The point we wish to make is that workers in New Zealand have not only Failed to keep their earnings up with inflation, they have suffered a Fall in their standard of living.

Since taking office the National Government has instituted or announced price increases which will cost most families at least $5.00 per week more to retain their current standard of living. These increases include Electricity (up 40%), Rail Fares (up 64%), Postal Charges, Milk. Bread and Petrol.

To offset the rise in the cost of living the Government on January 28 gave all workers a 9 cents per hour ($3.60 per week) rise.

The unions will meet next month to discuss the Shortfall in rise and the associated drop in their standard of living that will follow..

Graph of living costs