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Equal Pay - Still A Big Issue And Needed Today

Alliance MP Liz Gordon will highlight the issue of equal pay for women in a number of speaking engagements in Dunedin tomorrow.

From the first day that women go to work, there is a gender pay gap. The higher the qualifications, the higher the average pay and the bigger the gap.

Even though individual women may do very well, there are signs that the pay gap is widening overall, especially in the high paying parts of the state sector. This is despite the fact that women have outperformed men at nearly all levels of the education system for a number of years.

Liz Gordon Itinerary 3 August 2001 - Dunedin

8pm 'Empowerment' Women's Week Breakfast Otago University Students Association Clubs and Societies Centre Albany St Dunedin

12pm Liz Gordon will present her paper (co-authored with Missy Morton) 'Women - well educated and poorly paid: Gender pay discrimination in the public service' University Staff Women's Caucus Evison Lounge Clubs and Societies Centre Albany St Dunedin

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