Number of council staff earning less that $18.40 per hour

Jon Pawley made this Official Information request to Tasman District Council

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From: Jon Pawley

Dear Tasman District Council,

Please supply, for the 2012-2013 financial year, the number of Council employees who were paid less than $18.40 per hour for their work.

Please include part time and temporary staff, but exclude staff of third party businesses providing contracted services to Council, and elected representatives.

Please break down the number of employees into the following age brackets:

a) under 18 years old
b) 18-24 years old
c) 25-34 years old
d) 35-44 years old
e) 45-54 years old
f) 55-64 years old
g) over 64 years old

Yours faithfully,

Jon Pawley

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Tasman District Council

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From: Pamela White
Tasman District Council

Dear Jon


Here is the information you asked for in regard to staff:


We have five staff paid less than $18.40 p/hr.  The breakdown is as


     b) 18-24 years old       - two

     d) 35-44 years old - two

     e) 45-54 years old - one





Pamela White

Executive Assistant to the CEO & Mayor

Tasman District Council

189 Queen Street, Private Bag 4, Richmond, Nelson 7050

P: 03 543 8405

F: 03 543 8560

E: [email address]



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From: Jon Pawley

Dear Ms. White,

Many thanks for your quick response -- much appreciated!

Yours sincerely,

Jon Pawley

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Kylie Fowler left an annotation ()

Cheers Jon, hope you don't mind I borrowed your question for my local councils also.

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Alex Harris left an annotation ()

Likewise stolen. Perhaps we should ask all local authorities this question?

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Jon Pawley left an annotation ()

Kylie, Alex,

Moer than happy for you--or others--to steal this question! Hopefully your local councils will have similarly small numbers of people earning less than the living wage.

All the best,


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