Story: Women’s labour organisations

Continuing fight for equal pay

In this 1987 news report women are seen gathered in front of Parliament to protest in song about the lack of equal pay. Activists estimated that nationally women doing similar work to men got (collectively) $825,000 per hour less.

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s labour organisations - Women’s organisations, 1950s–2020s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Dec 2022