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Women – Working for Free for the Rest of the Year

Published: Tue 17 Nov 2009 09:55 AM
Issued on behalf of the Pay Equity Challenge Coalition:
Women – Working for Free for the Rest of the Year
Debt collection:
Midland Park, Lambton Quay, Wellington
12.30pm Wednesday 18 November
Giant invoice to be issued
Women subsidise the economy by nearly $4 billion a year!
New Zealand women earn at least 12% less (in average hourly earnings) than men. It’s as if from 18 November until the end of the year women are working for free.
Nearly 1 million people miss out on almost $4,000 million in wages every year – just because they are women.
Members of the Pay Equity Challenge Coalition (disguised as debt collectors) will assemble at 12.30 on Wednesday 18 November at Wellington’s Midland Park to issue a giant invoice for $4 billion to the Ministry of Labour, Ministry for Women, Business New Zealand and anyone else who has the power to bring about women’s pay equity.
ENDS
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Te Kauae Kaimahi
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