Articles tagged pay equity

A pay equity settlement worth $173.5 million has been reached with mental health and addiction support workers. Thomas Coughlan reports.


Just four months ago, the Government described its $2 billion deal with Kristine Bartlett and her fellow aged care workers as an historic first step towards achieving pay equity. But Bartlett, who was overjoyed when she celebrated the deal with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, now says she feels betrayed by the Government. Andre Chumko reports.

As another industry joins the pay equity queue, the campaign to close the gender pay gap is pushing forward. Where to next for the movement, and what is the best way to solve the situation?


Labour’s election-year employment policy includes a minimum wage bump, the retention of 90-day trials, and industry-wide employment standards that have the business world fearing a return to the 1970s. Shane Cowlishaw reports.