Category Archives: Employment

Nurse’s personal plea for domestic violence leave law change

2 Jun, 2017 5:00am  A nurse has spoken about losing her job after suffering violence and rape at the hands of her partner – urging Parliament to back domestic violence leave. MPs on the justice and electoral committee thanked Ann … Continue reading

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Submission on The Care and Support Worker (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill

29th May 2017 Health Select Committee Parliament Building Wellington 6140 New Zealand E-mail: health@parliament.govt.nz Re:       Submission on The Care and Support Worker (Pay Equity) Settlement Bill The submission is from the NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) … Continue reading

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Treat her right

We need your voice, and as many voices as possible, so we can turn up the volume on this issue. Politicians need to hear from all New Zealanders that it’s no longer 1972. It’s 2017 and it’s time for New … Continue reading

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Missed opportunity for Govt to support women

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 9:08 pm | Green Party Press Release Missed opportunity for Govt to support women Women have been denied the opportunity to know when they are being underpaid, by a Government that is not prioritising women’s issues, … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Announcement a Welcome Relief for Women

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:00 pm Press Release:  NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women Government’s Equal Pay Announcement a Welcome Relief for Women The news that the Government have reached an historic pay equity settlement is great news for … Continue reading

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Big pay rise for women: Deal likely to alarm private sector

Email Audrey @audreyNZH Audrey Young Audrey Young is the New Zealand Herald’s political editor. Updated less than a minute ago5:00 AM Tuesday Apr 18, 2017 Rest home caregiver Kristine Bartlett’s pay will go from about $16 an hour to about … Continue reading

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How to close the gender pay gap

Aimee Shaw Aimee Shaw is a business reporter focusing on small business 2:45 PM Monday Apr 17, 2017 New Zealand businesses could close the gender pay gap in the next five years, Diversity Works chief executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie says. Photo/Supplied … Continue reading

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BPW NZ JOINS THE HUGE SUPPORT FOR GREEN PARTY BILL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE

Media Release: For immediate Release The New Zealand Federation of Business & Professional Women (BPW NZ) are pleased that Parliament chose to support women workers who are victims of violence. “The passing of the first reading of the Green Party’s … Continue reading

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Domestic violence costs employers millions

SUSAN EDMUNDS Last updated 22:06, February 28 2017 Kirk Hope, of BusinessNZ, said it was worth having a debate about the ideas. New Zealand businesses are being told that offering leave to victims of domestic violence makes good financial sense. Green … Continue reading

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Reasons for pay gap a puzzle

5:00 AM Thursday Apr 21, 2016 Only a little of the difference between earnings can be explained as gender-related. Women still earn about 10 per cent less than men after taking into account all measurable factors other than gender, new … Continue reading

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