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These are the three things driving the gender pay gap

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 23rd August 2019 -  In Australia, the gender pay gap is equivalent to $23 billion a year, or $445 million each week, and according to new research there are three main things driving it. So what can be done?

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Historic pay equity settlement for NZ care workers delivers mixed results

Contributor, Thursday, 28th March 2019 -  In 2017, NZ care workers won a historic $2 billion pay equity battle for 55,000 low-paid workers, but the results of the pay rise are mixed, write Dr Katherine Ravenswood and Julie Douglas,

Australia Post Reveal Zero Gender Pay Gap

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  Australia Post, one of the largest employers in the country with more than 34,000 staff, has closed the gender pay gap. The company announced at a #CelebratingWomen event on Monday

Eight Strategies for Improving Gender Equality in the Workplace

Rachel McFadden, Friday, 14th July 2017 -  A number of Australian businesses leading the way in gender equality have been selected by the nation’s agency for workplace gender equality in the hope they will inspire other businesses

Victorian Government Rejects Community “Gender” Pay Claim

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st August 2011 -  The Victorian Government has rejected claims that gender is largely responsible for the low wages of Victoria’s community sector workers, according to its latest submission…

Government Commits to Support Sector on Equal Pay

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th July 2011 -  The Gillard Government has announced it will provide ‘fair and appropriate supplementation’ to help support any phased in pay increase Fair Work Australia may award…

Volunteers and the Equal Pay Claim

Staff Reporter, Friday, 24th June 2011 -  Australia’s informal, unpaid or non-professional modes of care work should not be forgotten in the current equal pay claim for community workers. The call comes in a new public…

Failure to Negotiate on Equal Pay Could Cost the Government More

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 -  The reluctance by the Gillard Government to negotiate with unions on a pay rise for community sector workers could end up costing the government more, Greens MP Adam Bandt has warned…

Thousands Turn Out to Demand Equal Pay

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 8th June 2011 -   
Social and community sector workers have turned out in their thousands at rallies around the nation, calling on state and federal governments to fund a pay increase for the

Optimism and Caution After Pay Equity Win

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th May 2011 -  The Australian Not for Profit sector has reacted to the long-awaited ruling by Fair Work Australia in the equal remuneration case with a mixture of optimism and caution, saying it…

Community Pay Equity Claim Upheld

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th May 2011 -  Fair Work Australia has upheld a pay equity claim for community services workers but has fallen short of issuing an equal remuneration order instead calling on the unions to show how…

Equal Pay Case ‘Must Fail’ – NSW Government

Staff Reporter, Friday, 29th April 2011 -  In another blow for the social and community sector workers equal wage case, the newly elected NSW Government has backed away from supporting an equal remuneration order, saying…
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