Written By: - Date published: 6:08 am, March 27th, 2018 - 71 comments
The Minister for Women on her recent trip with the NZ delegation to the UN.
Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, November 3rd, 2017 - 7 comments
“The government is throwing out pay equity legislation introduced by National, saying it makes it harder for people to make a claim for fair wages.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, July 1st, 2017 - 15 comments
More excellent reporting from Newsroom: “Long overdue pay rate increases affecting 55,000 New Zealand care and support workers kick in on July 1. But the Government’s failure to fully fund the changes is threatening to derail service providers”
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, April 21st, 2017 - 25 comments
The day after Kristine Bartlett’s and the SFWU’s well deserved pay equity victory the Government has released for consultation draft legislation the effect of which would be to stop similar victories occurring in the future.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 26th, 2016 - 4 comments
A 2015 court decision forced National’s hand on pay equity. This week the equity working group reported back. To its credit National is accepting the recommendations, and unions are hailing a big win. But the final form of any law is not yet clear.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, January 15th, 2016 - 17 comments
It’s been a hardy annual finding of late – the pay gap between males and females is getting steadily worse. History suggests that Labour governments have some answers…
Written By: - Date published: 1:44 pm, June 28th, 2014 - 3 comments
In 2004 Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald made a speech about the Public Finance (State Sector Management) Bill. Ten years later the State Sector is still not an equitable employer. Pakeha men have done considerably better over the ten years than any other demographic and this is despite the fact that for many years now females have been out performing males academically. Women still earn less relative to their qualifications than men. There is some hope that a future Green/Labour coalition may finally address the issue.
Written By: - Date published: 3:30 pm, July 3rd, 2009 - 10 comments
A short video from the NZEI from Tuesday’s pay equity rally at Parliament. There are also a bunch of photos on flickr from the CTU, EPMU and TEU.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, June 30th, 2009 - Comments Off on Pay equity protest TODAY
It’s pissing down with rain here in Wellington but the pay equity protest is going ahead. Grab your workmates and head down to Parliament at lunch to tell the government to reverse their cuts and start taking pay equity seriously. What: Pay equity protest Where: Parliament When: 12.30 today More info at www.union.org.nz/payequity
Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, June 22nd, 2009 - 47 comments
Earlier this year the National/ACT government announced it would be closing the Department of Labour’s Pay and Employment Equity Unit, which was set up by the previous government to address the 12% pay gap experienced by women workers. The excuse given by State Services Minister Tony Ryall was that ending discrimination and paying women what […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, May 26th, 2009 - 12 comments
National has belatedly woken up to the fact that not all Kiwis are middle aged white males, and has been trying to make much of its new found diversity. It showcased supposed star Melissa Lee in the high profile Mt Albert by-election, and has trumpeted that “The Party has 17 women in the top 60”. […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:52 pm, March 6th, 2009 - 10 comments
Quick reminder – today’s Pay Equity Faxathon Day, your chance to have a go at State Services Minister Tony Ryall for his decision to cancel two enquiries into pay equity for women. According to Ryall, getting rid of gender discrmination would “generate an additional form of remuneration pressure that is unaffordable in the current economic […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, February 20th, 2009 - 51 comments
Remember this infamous PowerPoint presentation from National’s 2005 campaign? Remember the Nats’ vote-winning strategy of targeting female voters as outlined in The Hollow Men? Remember Key’s answer to Investigate Magazine: Investigate: In terms of the votes that you’re out to capture by 2008, who are you after, what is your target market? Key: It’s got […]