Women


It is Pink Shirt Day tomorrow and the TEU is working with Massey University to take a stand against workplace bullying by celebrating the day at each of its campuses. Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity for people to take a collective stand in support of healthy, respectful and bully-free workplaces. The TEU at Massey University will be talking to staff and students about workplace bullying at stalls from 11.30 to 1.30 at their Albany,...

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Make a submission urging National to amend draft legislation that could make it harder to achieve pay equity. That is the action people are being encouraged to take this week as part of a long running campaign to ensure women receive equal pay for work of equal value. The TEU is calling on as many people as possible to respond to National’s consultation on a draft pay equity law that will restrict the number of jobs that can be used...

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Less than 24 hours after a landmark decision to settle an equal pay case for caregivers, National announced its intention to pass a law that would make future pay equity claims much less likely to succeed. Whereas the law does provide a legal framework for claimants to take pay claims to their employers without having to go to court, it also restricts the number of “comparator” roles that can be used to determine the...

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For people working in the aged residential, disability and home support sectors, gender biased low wages should be a thing of the past, the TEU said following a landmark decision to settle an equal pay case. The proposed equal pay settlement will make a huge difference to 55,000 mainly female caregivers and is a significant step towards addressing gender inequality in New Zealand. Care and support workers will see their pay lift to...

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The Ministry of Education has agreed to progress a pay equity claim for education support workers, following mediation talks on Monday. The talks are the latest stage in a long running campaign for education support workers to be paid the same as their male counterparts. Education support workers earn $16-19 an hour for their work with vulnerable children – around $6 an hour less than men in similar jobs. Monday’s talks were first to...

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A new UN initiative has been launched to end the gender pay imbalance, which sees women paid an average 23 percent less than men globally. UN Women and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) launched the high-profile Equal Pay Platform of Champions to call for women and men to be paid the same for equal work. “Women around the world experience a lifetime of inequality as a result of a persistent gender pay imbalance. According to...

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