Kōrero: Unions and employee organisations

Equal pay poster, 1961

Equal pay poster, 1961

Until the 1970s women were often paid less than men doing exactly the same work. Under pressure from unions, the government began moving to equalise pay rates in the public service from about 1961, when this poster was produced. The caption reads, ‘A lower rate for the same or similar work is … a threat for men workers … an injustice for women workers.’

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-WOMEN-1961-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Erik Olssen, 'Unions and employee organisations - Unionism after the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/22276/equal-pay-poster-1961 (accessed 18 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Erik Olssen, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010