Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


YWCA pay equity campaign timely

Media release: Pay Equity Challenge Coalition
Wednesday November 28, 2012

YWCA pay equity campaign timely

A YWCA Auckland campaign will inspire a new generation of New Zealanders to take action on pay equity, the Pay Equity Challenge Coalition said today.

YWCA Auckland has today launched the Demand Equal Pay television and print campaign.

The campaign is calling on Parliament to enforce commitments made to pay equity in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), signed and ratified by New Zealand in the 1980s.

YWCA is a member of the Pay Equity Challenge Coalition, and Coalition spokesperson Angela McLeod said their campaign was very timely.

“Just this month we had new figures showing that the gender pay gap has widened – from 12.85% in September 2011 to 14.18% in September 2012,” she said.

“Pay equity is a structural problem that requires structural solutions. Dr Judy McGregor’s proposed bill is an important step.”

“But first, we need the government to own up to the problem. We won’t build a stronger economy and fairer society without valuing the contribution of women, and a real commitment to equal pay and pay equity.”

“Well done YWCA Auckland on a great campaign. We look forward to supporting it in the coming weeks,” Angela McLeod said.

Ends.


About the Pay Equity Challenge Coalition
The Pay Equity Challenge Coalition is a broad coalition of community, employer, union and academic groups who are committed to putting pay equity issues back on the Government’s and New Zealand’s agenda. http://payequity.wordpress.com

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Prices Up, Volume Down: March NZ House Sales Drop 10% As Loan Curbs Bite

New Zealand house sales dropped 10 percent in March from a year earlier as the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on low-equity mortgages continue to weigh on sales of cheaper property. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Chorus To Appeal Copper Pricing Judgment

Chorus will appeal a High Court ruling upholding the Commerce Commission’s determination setting the regulated prices on the telecommunications network operator’s copper lines. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Cars: Precautionary Recalls Announced For Toyota Vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. More>>

ALSO:

'Gardening Club': Air Freight Cartel Nets Almost $12 Million In Penalties

The High Court in Auckland has today ordered Swiss company Kuehne + Nagel International AG to pay a penalty of $3.1 million plus costs for breaches of the Commerce Act. Kuehne + Nagel’s penalty brings the total penalties ordered in this case to $11.95 million ... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Revenue Below Projections

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news