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PSA members raise equal pay claim with DHBs

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PSA members who work in administration and clerical DHB jobs will raise an equal pay claim with their employers tomorrow (Wednesday 18 April).

They are raising the claim on Administrative Workers’ Appreciation Day, which marks the massive contribution that admin staff make to their workplaces.

DHB clerical and admin staff are among the poorest-paid workers in the health system, and around 90 per cent of them are women.

Despite being critical to the smooth operation of the health system, they are paid little more than the minimum wage.

The PSA members’ claim states this low pay is due to historic undervaluation of admin and clerical work, because it is considered "women’s work".

The equal pay claim will affect nearly 7000 people and is being raised under the process laid out in the recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Equal Pay Principles.

PSA member Nancy McShane and PSA equal pay organiser Jo Taylor will be available for interview.

When: 10.15am, Wednesday 18 April 2018

Where: Terrace Conference Centre, 114 The Terrace, Wellington Central

What: PSA members working in DHB administration and clerical positions raise an equal pay claim with their employers

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