Posts Tagged ‘women’s rights’

NRT: “Daddy leave” and the parental leave bill

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, November 15th, 2017 - 7 comments

Idiot/Savant at No Right Turn looks at the Paid Parental Leave Bill and how National are trying to wreck it.

NRT: About time too

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, November 7th, 2017 - 3 comments

Idiot/savant writes about Labour’s legislation to extend paid parental leave.

Trump’s global gag law on abortion

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, January 24th, 2017 - 52 comments

“Donald Trump signs anti-abortion executive order surrounded by men”

National better late than never on pay equity

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.

The equal pay initiative

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, October 22nd, 2015 - 17 comments

After twice killing off pay equity legislation (2009, 1990), National have been forced to confront the issue again.

Roast busters – not prosecuted?

Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, October 29th, 2014 - 182 comments

“A lack of evidence”. Seriously?

Update: Confirmed.

Caregivers in equal pay spotlight

Written By: - Date published: 11:23 pm, June 24th, 2013 - 20 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.

TPPA: US, corporate dominance – let’s do ACTION!!

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.

February 14 – One Billion Rising

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, February 12th, 2013 - 31 comments

Never mind Valentines Day. This February 14 is One Billion Rising…

Nats block pay equity bill

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.

Sexist dinosaur Nats

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, June 27th, 2011 - 58 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.

Par for the course for women

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, March 11th, 2011 - 11 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.

Let the Nats know that women matter too

Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, March 2nd, 2009 - 33 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 […]

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