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Test case for gender pay equity

A Lower Hutt caregiver has become a heroine in the fight for gender pay equity in New Zealand.

Kristine Bartlett

Unionists and employers alike are anxiously waiting for the Employment Court’s decision in Kristine Bartlett v Terranova Homes, due any day.

Last month, the court heard Bartlett’s claim that the $14.46 an hour her rest-home employer pays her is less than a man with similar skills and responsibilities would earn.

If she is successful, it will be the first time the 1972 Equal Pay Act has been interpreted as applying to equal pay for work of equal value.

Visit this page to read the full feature article from Fairfax NZ – Test case for gender pay equity




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