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  • Upston signs on for equal pay


    Minister for women’s affairs, Louise Upston, signed a union pledge to close the gender pay gap this week. Upston was attending an Equal Pay Picnic that the unions E Tū, NZNO ...

  • Steven Joyce is breaching his own law


    Less than a year ago Steven Joyce passed a new education law requiring that he, as minister of tertiary education, reflect the fact when appointing people to councils of tertiary ...

  • Government working group plans equal pay

    Suzanne McNabb
    Suzanne McNabb

    Working people are cautiously celebrating an announcement that the government will enter formal discussions into how to lift women’s pay to properly value their work. Employers and unions have agreed to ...

  • Interest-free student loans benefit women

    Rory McCourt
    Rory McCourt

    The difference in student loan repayment times between women and men has shrunk from four years in 2002 to just sixth months for those who left study in 2011. It ...

  • Parental leave for fixed-term women

    Suzanne McNabb

    Tertiary Update Vol 18 No 33 Many more tertiary education workers could get access to paid parental leave if changes proposed in the Employment Standards Legislation Bill proceed. TEU women’s officer Suzanne ...


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