Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, March 21st, 2023 - 73 comments
We strenuously oppose far right activists using the events to publicise their reprehensible views as we have seen happen in the UK, the USA and most recently in Melbourne.
Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, January 31st, 2022 - 211 comments
While social and mainstream media hash out the details of Charlotte Bellis’ situation, her case points to the gross inequity that women still face even in countries like New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, November 7th, 2017 - 3 comments
Idiot/savant writes about Labour’s legislation to extend paid parental leave.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 26th, 2016 - 5 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: 2:13 pm, October 29th, 2014 - 182 comments
“A lack of evidence”. Seriously?
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 pm, June 24th, 2013 - 22 comments
John Ryall writes on the case of long-term caregiver Kristine Bartlett who took a landmark case to the Employment court this morning. It is on the application of the Equal Pay Act 1972 into gender segmented work. Hopefully this will help reduce the lack of progress on closing our male-female wage gap.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 5th, 2013 - 38 comments
TTPA talks under way in Singapore. Jane Kelsey leads critical discussion in NZ: Obama skewing the agenda in favour of US corporates; pharmaceuticals, internet, copyright & more; John Key’s dodgy figures. In Aussie today, a seminar on the TPPA & corporate dominance over women’s rights & health provisions.
Written By: - Date published: 2:33 pm, July 6th, 2011 - 11 comments
The Nats are all in favour of pay equity for women. Or so they say. But their actions speak louder than their words.
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, June 27th, 2011 - 59 comments
Employers and Manufacturers Association head Alasdair Thompson’s sexist outbursts have drawn near universal condemnation, and are likely to cost him his job. But while we’re about the business of punishing sexist dinosaurs, we should set our sights a little higher than Thompson.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, March 11th, 2011 - 13 comments
With the Government’s most useless Minister, Pansy Wong, gone under a cloud of corruption and replaced by a new MP who has been labeled by some as a future Nat leader, we might have hoped that the Women’s Affairs portfolio would get some decent treatment and we would see a real commitment to closing the pay gap. Well, we can stop hoping.
Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, March 2nd, 2009 - 34 comments
National/ACT’s record for women so far has been dismal . Their work rights have been slashed by the Fire at Will law (women are disportionality employed by small businesses), they were all but excluded from the Job Summit (despite women being the most heavily affected by job losses and reduced hours), they got only a […]