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Show your support for equal pay

Show your support for equal pay


Posted By on Aug 10, 2017

Members of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) will be making some noise about equal pay next week. Make sure you know what’s happening in your area. The Equal Pay Week of Action starts on Saturday with events in Wellington, Whangarei, Auckland and Palmerston North. Over the course of the week events will also be taking place in Hamilton, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. “The Equal Pay Week of Action will be a great opportunity to...

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The National-led Government has tabled a proposed amendment to the Equal Pay Act in Parliament that could deter women from making claims to achieve genuine equal pay. The law does provide a legal framework for claimants to take pay claims to their employers without having to go to court, however it also restricts the number of “comparator” roles that can be used to determine the correct level of pay. To assess whether...

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Women from across the union movement have taken a collective stand against a change in law that could see vast sums of public money being transferred away from public tertiary institutions to private providers. In a remit passed at the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions women’s conference, union activists said National’s proposed law would “impact negatively on women and women’s access to tertiary education.” Union women were adding...

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With only two months to go before voters head to the polls, it is more important than ever that issues of major concern to women are front and centre in political debate. For decades, the activism of women in the union movement has helped deliver lasting change in a range of areas, most recently for the 55,000 mainly female care and support workers set to benefit from an historic equal pay settlement. Finding new ways to support women...

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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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