Monthly Archives: October 2015

Gender equality news from Great Britain

Universities to be blocked from seeing students’ names on application forms to stop ‘unconscious’ racism Applications to universities will be ‘name blind’ from 2017, PM to announce Public sector job applications to also be processed without people’s names Recruiters in NHS, … Continue reading

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Submission on Home and Community Support (Payment for Travel Between Clients) Settlement Bill 2015

Submission: This submission is from the NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) Inc. Our interest in this Bill is because we are committed to representing the interests of working women and advancing and empowering women in the workplace. … Continue reading

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BPW NZ welcomes the Government’s tardy decision to start talking equal pay principles

The New Zealand Federation of Business & Professional Women (BPW NZ) is hailing the long awaited Government decision to begin talks with unions and other interested groups about the principles of equal pay as a positive step forward. “Over forty … Continue reading

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NZEI lodges court claim over gender-based undervaluation of support workers

      16 October 2015 NZEI Te Riu Roa has commenced legal action alleging gender-based undervaluation of support workers at the Ministry of Education. NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter said it had been more than six years since an … Continue reading

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Employment Bill Will Work Against Women

Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:56 pm | NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women Press Release The Employment Standards Legislation Bill had the aim of protecting workers from zero hour contracts but its implementation will be to the detriment of … Continue reading

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ACCESS TO JUSTICE IS BEING DENIED

Did you know women can only get legal aid if they earn less than $32,000 gross. The initial application  for a protection order is approximately $800 and if the respondent defends the order it can cost several thousand dollars to … Continue reading

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Changing Mindset key to Kiwi Women Achieving CEO Roles

Women need to change their mindset to secure the managerial positions currently occupied by males according to the New Zealand head of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The lack of Kiwi women in the highest echelons of business … Continue reading

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Hourly wages rise, but gender gap back to six-year high

 HAMISH RUTHERFORD Last updated 13:46, October 2 2015 Richard Parker While wages increased, the pay gap has hit a six-year high. The amount Kiwis earn rose strongly in the year to June, although the gap in pay between men and women … Continue reading

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Business and Professional Women to Reopen a Christchurch Club

Business and Professional Women (BPW) Christchurch ventured into a new realm at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo last weekend with a membership drive. There was an amazing response from the public, showing the great need for the resurgence of such a … Continue reading

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Women Helping Women

Are you over 18?  Want friendship and networking?  Wish to help other women and be a voice for women’s issues, experience personal and professional development, education programmes and projects? Then there is great news. Business and Professional Women New Zealand … Continue reading

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