Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Dilani Perera – a workplace leader for Equal Pay

Dilani Perera – a workplace leader for Equal Pay

At the Council of Trade Unions’ Women’s Conference tonight in Wellington, NZNO delegate Dilani Perera was honoured with a Leadership and Commitment on Equal Pay Award.

Dilani is an NZNO member leader who has worked throughout the recent Equal Pay Claim for Caregivers to generate support and publicity for the claim. All 55,000 workers in the affected sectors are expected to see their wages increase to between $19 and $27 over five years. (http://www.union.org.nz/equal-pay/)

NZNO Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne, congratulating Dilani Perera on the award, says she is being recognised for her commitment to the claim, her consistent communications to members and her leadership throughout.

“Dilani was extremely active during the campaign period over many years from the very beginning right through to the end,” Ms Payne said.

“She featured in our videos explaining the meaning of equal pay, spoke with MPs at parliament and welcomed a Member into her Johnsonville workplace for Caregiver’s week.

“Dilani organised her colleagues, giving strength, passion and humanity to the equal pay campaign. Dilani and members just like her made this historic settlement possible. We are very proud of what she has bravely achieved for the equal pay movement in New Zealand.”

Photos from the event will be on (https://www.facebook.com/NZNursesOrganisation/).


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Environment Commission: Time For Historic Step For Climate Change

Dr Wright has recommended a new Act that is similar to the UK Climate Change Act...

A similar law in New Zealand would put emissions targets into law, and require the setting of carbon budgets that would act as stepping stones towards the targets. It would also establish a high-powered independent expert group that would crunch the numbers and provide objective advice. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Act, The Centre-Right’s Perennial Ugly Duckling

Act endures, despite its thoroughly fossilized views: it is the only lighthouse still shining the beams of 1980s market fundamentalism out into the electoral darkness. More>>


Immigration: Changes To Temporary Work Visas Confirmed

“The consultation process resulted in around 170 submissions and today’s announcement shows the Government has listened to the feedback raised by employers and industry, particularly in the regions,” Mr Woodhouse says. More>>


Rental WOF Passes 2nd Reading: Little Bill Goes A Long Way

The strong call from the public for warm, dry, healthy rentals has helped the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill to pass its second reading, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More>>


Incomes & Housing Costs: No Signs Of Real Improvement For Poorest Families

CPAG: The latest Household Incomes Survey report shows that not everyone is better off, despite that income poverty seems to have lessened since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008. More>>


Turei To Be Interviewed By MSD: Gordon Campbell On The Real Truth Deficit In Welfare

It has been astonishing to see the amount of time and energy being spent on what Greens co-leader Metiria Turei did or didn’t do properly as a beneficiary back in the early 1990s – as compared to how little time and energy is being put into the point of her personal example. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election