To: The Prime Minister and his Cabinet

Equal Pay - It's Time

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New Zealand’s on the verge of a move that’ll put us back on the forefront of gender equity. But we need your help to send a strong message about Equal Pay.

People who work in jobs that have traditionally been done by women are often underpaid, because their work isn’t valued as highly as similar jobs mostly done by men.

Kristine Bartlett is an aged care worker who’d had enough of doing hard, demanding work for the minimum wage – and she took her case all the way to the Supreme Court.

It’s now clear the Equal Pay Act applies to work of equal value.

After the Bartlett case, unions, business and the Crown formed the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity.

It’s now submitted its recommendations to Cabinet about the process employees should go through if they feel they’re undervalued – and how the real value of their job should be assessed.

Cabinet says it’s considering the recommendations.

We want them to accept and implement all the Joint Working Group’s recommendations, in full.

Why is this important?

This is a historic opportunity to do the right thing by the women – and men – doing low-paid and crucial work.

Join us and make a stand for equal pay. Because It’s Time.

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Reasons for signing

  • Because I've been continually underpaid, noticed it as even now in my 40's, younger men in the company with less responsibility are paid more.
  • its the RIGHT thing to do.
  • So many people are working their guts out and still not being able to make ends meet and it is just not right!

Updates

2016-11-28 12:46:35 +1300
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Petition is successful with 10,541 signatures

2016-08-10 09:08:18 +1200

10,000 signatures reached

2016-07-01 00:38:08 +1200

5,000 signatures reached

2016-06-27 09:17:40 +1200

1,000 signatures reached

2016-06-22 22:41:57 +1200

500 signatures reached

2016-06-21 12:36:11 +1200

100 signatures reached

2016-06-20 20:43:18 +1200

50 signatures reached

2016-06-20 18:42:38 +1200

25 signatures reached

2016-06-20 17:27:14 +1200

10 signatures reached