Friday, March 20, 2009

Pay equity petition

Last month, the government shitcanned two inquiries into pay-equity in the public sector because acting on the results would cost money. In response, Labour MP Sur Moroney has launched a petition asking the House to call on the government to:

  • reverse its decision to scrap pay equity investigations for school support staff and social workers,
  • implement the findings of previously completed pay and employment equity reviews,
  • develop a strategy to eliminate the gender pay gap in New Zealand.

You can download a copy here. Download it, sign it, hand it round to your friends to sign, and post it back. This is our chance to show the government that we care about gender equality and that it is not negotiable. This is our chance to put them on notice. The more signatures we get, the stronger that notice will be.

[Hat tip: The Hand Mirror]