RURAL WOMEN NEED EQUAL PAY TOO
Women working in the rural sector need to be included in the discussions of the reconvened Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles says Rural Women New Zealand.
“Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) welcomes the news that the government is keeping its promise to reduce the gender pay gap, and we hope that by reconvening work on this, they include women in the rural sector,” says Board Chair, Penny Mudford.
“The rural sector is male-dominated, there is no doubting that, and our rural women have been working alongside and amongst men as partners for a long time, however for little or no financial reward.
“There are many factors affecting salaries and wages of rural women, some which are particular to our farming women, particularly when they are also the primary caregiver.
“RWNZ urges the Joint Working Group to consider principles which will reduce the gender pay gap in our farming sector,” says Ms Mudford.
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