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Gender Pay Gap Widens


Gender Pay Gap Widens

The Pay Equity Challenge Coalition is disappointed, although not surprised, that the gender pay gap has widened to 13% for the June quarter.

"There has been a lack of action from this government to reduce the gender pay gap, and this is especially disappointing given the recent coverage of the issue" says spokesperson, Angela McLeod.

Figures in the Quarterly Employment Survey show a per hour pay gap of 13% up from 12.6% and an annual weekly income gap of 17.4% up from 17% from the previous quarter.

Despite calls for change in the past month, there has been no leadership, from either the EMA or the Government. It's time for them to take on board the concerns expressed and take action.

"The answer is not that women should take career guidance or simply apply for higher paying jobs, the answer is having effective legislation.

"And only the Government can do that.

"It's also about valuing our women and their importance to the economy"

ENDS

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