Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Reminder: protest for pay equity today


Just a reminder that the Pay Equity Challenge protest kicks off outside Parliament at 12:30 today. If you are in Wellington and want to show your support for equal pay, please head along.

The aim of the protest is to get the government to step up to the plate and explain how it intends to close the 12 - 15% gap in women's hourly wages. From its shutdown of pay equity programmes and the comments of the Finance Minister, the government does not regard it as a priority. A strong showing today - and the implied threat of de-election in 2011 - will help make it a priority for them and secure action.