NCWNZ welcomes equal pay case
Equal pay for work of equal value – Pay Equity Court of
NCWNZ congratulates the Service and
Food Workers' Union (SFWU) for bringing to the Court of
Appeal the case of Kristine Barlett vs. Terra Nova and
wishes them well for success in this landmark
Barbara Arnold, National President explained that
NCWNZ has been making submissions constantly to governments
since 1897 on the issue of equal pay for work of equal
value, and continues to be concerned about the lack of
negotiation available to women in low paid industries,
especially the care giving sector.
The outcome of this
case will hopefully establish a just precedent in the
complex issue of pay equity, she
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