The gender pay gap is a high level indicator of the difference between women and men’s earnings. In 2021 the national gender pay gap—the gap between men’s and women’s hourly pay—was 9.1 percent for women.
We are marking Monday 29th November as based on the pay gap, 9.1% of women in NZ are effectively working for free. This inequality is even worse for Māori and Pacific women, who began ‘working for free’ on November 10th and October 18th respectively.
Global women together with our members and our wider community want to lend our voices to bring gender equity and pay transparency to the fore.
To further march towards openness, transparency and ultimately eliminating the gender pay gap, Global Women are also proud to be championing pay gap reporting through MindTheGap NZ’s Pay Gap Registry and are backing the Demand Pay Transparency petition movement with the Human Rights Commission.
On Monday 29th please join the ‘Last Working Day of the Year’ campaign with an ‘out of office message’:
I am out of office until 1 January 2022.
That got your attention – didn’t it? I am not, but for some women, they should be.
On average, New Zealand women are paid 9.1 % less than our male counterparts – and with 9.1% of the year left, this effectively means that from today 29th November onwards women are working for free.
This inequality is even worse for Māori and Pasifika women, who began “working for free” on November 10th and October 18th respectively.
(Optional: While I’m fortunate to work at an organisation who have closed the gender pay gap – many women are not in that position)