Media advisory - Historic next step for pay equity
Three Ministry of Education Support Workers are this Monday undertaking New
Zealand's first ever mediation for pay equity, made possible after
Kristine Bartlett won the right for such cases to be heard.
What: NZEI Te Riu Roa is a
party to the mediation and is hosting a send-off to mark the
historic occasion with coffee and muffins, before supporters join
with the women to walk to mediation offices in nearby Victoria
Kathy and Mary will
explain how they got to this point in their more than a decade-long battle for pay
Support Workers Kathy Power, Mary Jones and Denise Tetzlaff joined
by the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Federation
Sharon Burrows, NZEI President Lynda Stuart, Parent Sarah Martin
whose child has additional learning needs, and media personality and
journalist Alison Mau who is joining us as MC.
8am to 9.30am Monday April 10
The foyer of Education House, 178 - 182 Willis Street, Wellington
Speakers start at 8am
sharp, finishing at about 8.30. You are welcome to join us for coffee
and muffins before we walk with the women to mediation which kicks
off at 9.30 nearby.
Leah Haines, Head of
Media and Communications, NZEI Te Riu Roa 027 268 3291