The history of equal pay in New Zealand
- Date: Thursday, 17 August, 2017
5.30pm to 6.45pm
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
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Hear the ongoing story of the fight for equal pay.
This talk considers the history of women’s campaigns for wage justice in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It canvases why campaigns for equal pay that resulted in the Equal Pay Acts of 1960 and 1972 did not eradicate the wage gap, and explores subsequent campaigns premised on equal pay for work of equal value and opportunity.
Cybèle Locke will briefly examine the Kristine Bartlett and Service and Food Workers’ Union case, which won equal pay for work of equal value for age-care workers.
Space is limited so arrive early!
About the speaker
Cybèle Locke is a Lecturer in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington.