Alasdair Thompson, the CEO of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, today legitimised the pay gap in New Zealand. He claimed that women’s lesser pay relative to men was due to their having to take more time off work, due to having their period and looking after children. The statement, on behalf of New Zaeland’s business…
Along with supporting the current Youth Rates initiative put forth through the party, the Young Greens are taking this issue one step further – the protection of all under 16 workers. Not covered by any minimum wage at all; these people find themselves subject to something amounting to a form of slave labour in Aotearoa….