Tag Archives: Economic abuse

Female public servants in New Zealand ‘working for free’ until July, due to pay gap

Women in New Zealand’s public service have this week started to work effectively for free until the end of June due to the 14% wage gap, the country’s public sector union has claimed. Read the full story Katrina Casey announced … Continue reading

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Improving the lives of women living alone by connecting with other single women to home share.

A new twist on finding a flatmate. All over the country, there are thousands of older women living on their own, in homes that are too big for them, feeling socially isolated, a little lonely, and even a little bit … Continue reading

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The XX Factor: What’s Holding Women Back?

A task force of business, government and academic leaders set out to confront obstacles that keep women from participating fully in the economy. Here are their recommendations. By SUE SHELLENBARGER May 7, 2012 You would think the problem would be … Continue reading

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Gender pay gap down to ‘subconscious bias’

Women earn less than men because they are seen as pushovers when they don’t negotiate hard and are seen as “ball-breakers” when they do, a psychologist says. The drivers behind the gender pay gap are being highlighted by the YWCA … Continue reading

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Getting work harder for older seekers

Job seekers frustrated at lack of positions CECILE MEIER Last updated 05:00 24/02/2014 JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON LOSING CONFIDENCE: Sharren Wilson, left, and Shivonne Ross are having trouble finding work because of their age. Sharren Wilson and Shivonne Ross do not know … Continue reading

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Equal Pay and Pay Equity Challenge Coalition supporters are invited to Court of Appeal ( Wellington) Monday 3rd Feb: 1:30 pm

Tēnā koutou katoa The SFWU and NZNO invite supporters to be present at the hearing of the appeal on the Equal Pay Act case starting next Monday in the Court of Appeal. The details are below. Ngā mihi “Service and … Continue reading

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Gender pay gap hitting up to $20k

By Nicholas Jones  5:30 AM Tuesday Jun 18, 2013 Women earn between $8000 and $20,000 less than their male colleagues in some New Zealand industries – despite being more qualified. Progress towards gender pay parity in New Zealand is “glacial”, an … Continue reading

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The 2012 Top Ten List of Business & Human Rights Issues

From Institute for Human Rights & Business http://www.ihrb.org/top10/business_human_rights_issues/2012.html The 2012 Top Ten List of Business & Human Rights Issues 1. Combating casualisation of labour and erosion of workers’ rights As Western economies continue to struggle, public spending cuts take hold … Continue reading

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Recording processes that have been occurring over the past four years

Homeworks Trust Po Box 20710 Glen Eden Auckland January 25th, 2013 Kia Ora, Homeworks Trust have been thinking about the importance of recording some of the processes that have been occurring over the past 4 years that do harm to … Continue reading

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‘Economic abuse’ to be put on par with domestic violence

Fwding to key contacts for Ak women’s NGOs – FYI… A nice coincidence that this has been put before Parliament during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (25 Nov/ IDEVAW – 10 Dec/ Human Rights Day) Apologies to … Continue reading

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