Pay disparity is discrimination against NZ women
BPW NZ Media Release: Pay disparity is
discrimination against NZ women For immediate
For immediate release
“Pay disparity is discrimination against NZ women” says Carolyn Savage, the President of the NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women,
“Statistics provided by the last Census show that women over the last 7 years have only achieved a $4,000 improvement in median incomes compared to a $5,000 increase by men.
“This reflects the worst form of financial discrimination against working women. There is an average loss of $13,400 per year from woman employees who could contribute to the financial and sustainable business growth of the country.
“These are not acceptable figures and the Government, Public and Private Sectors need to wake up and stop stealing from the very group who could help both the local and nation-wide economies to grow.
“It is time to make a stand for the future financial growth of the New Zealand economy by reducing the gender pay gap,” says Ms Savage