The Government’s increase to paid parental leave kicks in today with another 4 weeks taking New Zealand up to a full 6 months (26 weeks, up from 22 weeks) leave for new parents, and the maximum weekly payment will increase by $20pw, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.
The Government is on the verge of reaching its target of state sector boards and committees made up of at least 50 percent women, say Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter and Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa.
Kiwi Dads, a photographic exhibition and campaign to promote equal access to paid parental leave, will be on display in the foyer of the Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston Street, Wellington from 24-28 February 2020.
The Ministry for Women is seeking expressions of interest from interested individuals, academics, and representatives of non-government organisations to join the official New Zealand Government delegation to the 64th session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter welcomes leaders in the private sector taking action on closing their gender pay gaps to ensure a fairer workplace for all New Zealanders. Ms Genter today launched a new report, Addressing the gender pay gap and driving women’s representation in senior leadership, from the Champions for Change group.
Passing equal pay legislation, delivering record pay settlements for female dominated workforces and requiring public sector agencies to develop plans to close the gender pay gap are just some of the steps the Government is taking to ensure women are paid fairly says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter.
Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced $6.2million funding for progressing the Crown’s engagement with the Waitangi Tribunal’s Mana Wāhine Kaupapa Inquiry, while speaking to the Federation of Māori Authorities Huihuinga Wāhine (Māori Women’s Leadership Conference) in Auckland today.
Women who aren’t paid the same as men for similar jobs will be given the tools to make a pay equity claim as the Wellbeing Budget delivers a practical solution to gender discrimination in the workplace. Mi
New research from New Zealand online safety organisation Netsafe, who the Ministry for Women has partnered with on prior research into the gendered nature of digital harm, reveals that five percent of Kiwi adults have been the victim of image-based sexual abuse online, and that the issue spans across generations.
The Ministry for Women is seeking expressions of interest from interested individuals, academics, and representatives of non-government organisations to join the official New Zealand Government delegation to the 63rd session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
On the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women’s suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women’s pay, say the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage.
At least half of the senior leaders in the public sector will be women by the end of 2019, and workplaces will be flexible “by default” are among goals in an Action Plan to eliminate the public service gender pay gap.
The Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter and Under-Secretary for Justice Jan Logie (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues) have welcomed United Nations recommendations to take more action on progress for women.
A report highlighting the barriers some single mothers face returning to work and navigating the benefit system shows the need for the Government welfare overhaul that has already begun, says Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women.
The Government has reached a major milestone in its commitment to eliminate the gender pay gap in the public service, as new Gender Pay Principles are launched, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter said to
Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, welcomes 3,800 mental health and support workers being included in a pay equity settlement announced today. “Paying women fairly is important and I am delighted with today’s announcement,”
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, are reconvening the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles as the next step in pay equity for New Zealand women.
The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, and the Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, on Wednesday reaffirmed the new Government’s commitment to halting the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill