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Kiwi women working for free

Media release

Kiwi women working for free

New Zealand’s gender pay gap means that women are effectively working for free from today until the end of the year, according to Pay Equity Coalition Spokesperson, Wellington, Angela McLeod.

The pay gap between men and women’s pay, as measured by average hourly pay is 14%, according to the 2015 Annual Income Survey.

Events in Auckland and Wellington are being held to support action to address the barriers to equal pay.

“We are very excited that caregivers’ pay could lift soon as a result of the Kristine Bartlett case taken by the Service and Food Workers Union, now E tū, which is strongly supported by union members and equal pay campaigners. Addressing the barriers to equal pay for caregivers will result in these underpaid women workers being paid fairly.”

“New Zealand women were the first women in the world to successfully win the right to vote – let’s be the first country to successfully win equal pay as well,” McLeod said.


Angela McLeod  027 497 2761


Events on Today

In Wellington the NZNO with E tū and the PSA, are holding a BYO picnic lunch on Parliament’s lawn and inviting MPs who have made a pledge for equality to join us to celebrate women’s worth

The Pay Equity Coalition Auckland is marking NZ Equal Pay Day on Nov 10th by calling on the Mayor and Auckland Council to make Auckland the world’s most liveable city for women too.

PSA equal pay advocates around the country are hosting equal pay morning teas in over 25 workplaces around the country.


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  1. […] Pay Equity Challenge Coalition does a lot to raise this issue, and to point out that women aren’t working working for free […]

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