Happy International Women’s Day. If only there was something to celebrate:
Minister needs to deliver for NZ women too
Monday, 8 March 2010, 9:23 am
Press Release: New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
The Council of Trade Unions wants the Minister of Women’s Affairs to mark International Women’s Day by paying more attention to working women in New Zealand. ‘We are deeply concerned about the current attacks on workers’ rights that will badly impact on women,’ said CTU President Helen Kelly.
Commenting yesterday on the Minister’s appearance in New York in support of a streamlined United Nations Gender Equity body, Helen Kelly said that the Minister also has to start considering the impact of some of her Government’s policies on women workers at home. ‘The Minister must start acting at home as well as proclaiming abroad,’ said Kelly.
‘We want to see some action by the Minister in three specific areas: firstly, pay equity; secondly, representation of women in decision making; and thirdly the impact of Government policies on working women. …
Deliver for women “too”? Who has this government delivered for? Anyway – read the whole press release here.