Friday, October 07, 2016

Going backwards

The Labour Market Statistics (Income) was released today, showing that the gender-pay gap has widened for the second year in a row. Women are now paid 12% less than men, up from 9.1% in 2012. So, despite a supposed "rockstar economy", women are actually going backwards under National.

This isn't good enough. We've had pay equity legislation for 40 years, and yet we still have this gap, and now it is getting wider. And yet all the government does is express "disappointment". You'd almost get the impression that they don't care...