Monday, 14 September 2009

Pay equity on Insight yesterday

Great radio doco yesterday on Radio NZ National about pay equity which has a really good summary of what has happened about this issue since the change of Government. The Minister declined an invitation to be interviewed on the subject, which is very disappointing.

It examines not only what is happening in terms of the pay gap but also talks to many people about why that might be - and it's not just about the laydeez taking time off to have kids or working part time. Occupational segregation and starting on lower wages, partly because of a perceived lack of experience in women staff, are particularly discussed.

Click through here to start it playing, otherwise you will find the downloads for it on this page for the next few days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another excellent (and entertaining) explanation of the pay gap can be found here: - it is the CTU's On The Level - Pay and Employment Equity in New Zealand, a resource, which was launched on International Working Women’s Day, March 8th 2007.