• Pages

  • Contact

    For all enquiries, contact Eileen Brown, convenor of the Coalition, on (04) 802 3813. Email us here. Media spokesperson: Angela McLeod, on (027) 497-2761

    facebook
  • Receive an email each time this site is updated with a new blog post

    Join 54 other followers

Red Bag Day

Pay Equity Coalition activists were out in force in central Wellington today, as part of an international Red Bag Day campaign.

Pay Equity procession to ParliamentRed Bag Day, organised in New Zealand by the NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women saw volunteers out and about talking with communities and selling red bags to draw attention to the pay gap between women and men.

“In New Zealand there is a 12% gender pay gap per hour, but in some workplaces the pay gap is as great as 35%” says Pay Equity Coalition Spokesperson, Angela McLeod.

Today marks the day women start climbing out of economic deficit.

“The gender pay gap is cutting family incomes, pensions, investments and tax revenue and reducing productivity.

“Women are more likely to work part time and in poorly paid industries and women sill significant restrictions on their career opportunities.

“A gender pay gap is neither economically sensible nor socially justifiable,” says McLeod. “Women are no longer prepared to accept this basic unfairness and the Government must show leadership and articulate its strategy to reduce the gender pay gap”.

Advertisements

One Response

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: