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Labour Day at the Cross - 8 Women DJs spin for Equal Pay

Labour Day at the Cross - 8 Women DJs spin for Equal Pay

Source: PSA

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Entry Type General Event

When 14:00 23/10/2016 to 22:00 23/10/2016

Where Southern Cross Bar & Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

This Labour weekend, join the PSA, the CTU and Death Ray Records to celebrate Labour Day At The Cross - raising awareness for equal pay.

An all-woman line-up of Death Ray Records’ finest DJs - Coco Solid, Wicked Witch, Sunray, Bamzel, Gem Wilder, Hoo Hee, Fable and Guacamali - will spend eight hours spinning tunes at the Southern Cross.

"Labour Day is a celebration of New Zealand workers standing up for their rights and winning an eight-hour working day," PSA Assistant National Secretary Kerry Davies says.

"We were among the first countries in the world to claim this right in 1840, when Samuel Parnell refused to build a store on Petone Beach unless he could work an eight-hour day.

"It’s a shame that more than 170 years later, New Zealand is lagging behind in another fundamental labour issue - that of equal pay."

Earlier this year, a Joint Working Group made up of unions, the business community and government representatives agreed on a set of principles for determining equal pay.

"Cabinet received these recommendations in May, but as yet we’ve heard nothing about them," Ms Davies says.

"The CTU, the PSA and other groups are urging Cabinet to accept them in full, and make a clear statement that New Zealand women are Worth 100%.

"In the meantime, we can mark Labour Day at the Southern Cross with a well-deserved rest, some good music and a recognition of the rights our forebears fought for - and we still fight for."

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