West Auckland’s liquor group, The Trusts, has announced that its entire workforce will be paid at least a living wage from April this year, TVNZ reports. The move entitles 305 staff across the community-owned trust’s 35 stores, hospitality venues and hotels, to a wage amounting to $20.75 an hour – 75 cents above the Government’s minimum wage increase to $20 on April 1. Meanwhile, employees who earned above minimum wage will get an increase of $1.35 per hour. President of the Waitakere Licensing Trust, Linda Cooper, said the move “further strengthens our commitment to our team and to the West Auckland community we serve.”