Pay equi-tea on the menu this Suffrage Week

The 116th anniversary of women gaining the vote in New Zealand is being marked by women workers still seeking recognition equal pay for women’s work of equal value.

Labour MP Sue Moroney is presenting over 15,000 signatures on her petition to call for government to restore pay equity initiatives, and held an event at parliament this week.

And the Pay Equity Challenge, a coalition of unions (including Finsec), professional and community organisations has held a pay-equitea (pictured) on the steps of parliament, in period costume and with a cake missing a symbolic 12% slice, representing the gap between women’s and men’s pay.

“Pay Equity Challenge members will be watching with interest how the Government plans to ensure women get a full share of the cake in the future,” said spokeswoman and National President of the Federation of Business and Professional Women, Angela McLeod.

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