A landmark petition asking the Government to make big employers report their gender and ethnic pay gaps was presented earlier this week to Green Party spokesperson for Women, Jan Logie, signalling a milestone moment for the MindTheGap campaign in New Zealand.
The 8,000 plus petition, along with support from charities and the 75 businesses that are already reporting their pay gaps on the MindTheGap registry, calls on the Government to make a public commitment to changing legislation before the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay legislation on October 20.
MindTheGap is backed by Clare, with our Founder Anna Stuck noting that the petition handover is another step in the culmination of hard work, determination and persistence by so many people, for the past 50 years.
Clare Foundation CEO Alice Montague said the opportunity to support MindTheGap to ignite long-term change and tangible impact for future generations was the key motivator behind supporting the campaign.
“Closing the pay gap in this country, from both a gender and ethnic perspective, is critical for creating the fair and transparent workplace that we, and our children, deserve.”