Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


No Suprises : Women Workers Worse Off


Sue
MORONEY
Women’s Affairs Spokesperson

29 November 2012 MEDIA STATEMENT

No Suprises : Women Workers Worse Off

The contribution women make to our economy continues to be undervalued, says Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney.

Figures released in the Household Economic Survey (Income) today for the year ended June 2012, provide a striking example of the continued economic inequalities between men and women.

The survey reveals that as at 30 June 2012, 259,500 men had a personal income of $80,000 or more whereas only 92,500 women had a personal income of $80,000 or more.

“That is a huge discrepancy that should not be brushed off by Jo Goodhew, National’s Minister for Women’s Affairs.

“And it gets worse. According to the survey, women outnumber men at every income decile below 47,000 and Men outnumber women at every income decile above 47,000.

“Not only are women bearing the brunt of high unemployment but they are being treated as second-class citizens when it comes to the world of paid work.

“Minister Goodhew is clearly failing to deliver on her goal of creating greater economic independence for women. Her only plan to close the gender pay gap is to tell women they should do men's jobs.

“That strategy alone is doomed to fail. Occupations dominated by women are too often undervalued and that is reflected in today’s statistics.

“This is 2012 - these kinds of systemic inequalities are beyond justification,” Sue Moroney said.

labour.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

    This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry... In response to questions on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, the Prime Minister said he didn't think allowing National MPs a conscience vote was warranted. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Parliament
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news