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Closing the gender and ethnic pay gaps

Webinar - July 06, 2022 at 10:00am - 11am


Ensuring people are paid fairly is a fundamental human right. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the law does not allow discrimination based on gender or ethnicity – the Equal Pay Act 1972 makes it clear that equal pay and pay equity are legal requirements. 

Yet gender and ethnic pay gaps persist. In 2021, men in Aotearoa New Zealand earned on average 9% more than women, and pay gaps for Māori, Pasifika and other ethnic minority women were wider than for European women. 

In 2018, the Government set up the Equal Pay Taskforce within Te Kawa Mataaho, the Public Service Commission, to address pay gaps in the public service, which is making good progress to ensure remuneration and HR systems, policies and practices are designed to remove all forms of bias and discrimination. It also provides advice, support and oversight in relation to pay equity claims across the public and private sectors.

So what can we learn from the Taskforce?   

Join members of the Taskforce to hear about the drivers of pay inequities in Aotearoa New Zealand and actions your organisation could take to address them.  

The webinar will include:  

  • An introduction to key drivers of gender and ethnic pay inequities
  • What is being done in the public sector to eliminate pay gaps
  • The latest developments around pay equity
  • Steps you can take to address pay gaps and engage with pay equity in your organisations


This is a free online webinar. Register now to secure your spot.

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