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Pay gap between men and women growing - CTU

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The annual New Zealand Income survey has been released today and provides clear evidence that the gap in the average wage is widening between what men and women in New Zealand are earning.

"The fact that there is a difference between what men and women are earning is unacceptable, but the fact that this gap is as big as it is, at almost 14% of the average wage, will shock New Zealanders." Pay and Employment Equity Coalition spokesperson Angela McLeod said.

"Surely this will spur the Government to act. Addressing this growing gap in pay between men and women is the responsibility of the Government. They must show leadership and commit to plan to solve this growing problem." McLeod said.

"New Zealanders want and deserve a more equal society - what is the Government going to do to ensure we don’t see the pay gap increase even further in 2015?" McLeod said.

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