Thursday, 10 June 2010

Of demos, tax and celing wax: give the girls equal pay - #2

Yes, shame, shame!  I'm not there.  I'm just not.  But she also serves who only sits and blogs and this campaign is no one day wonder.

Historic day of action for Equal Pay this Thursday 10 June

Thousands of equal pay supporters will rally across the country at 11am this Thursday June 10 to take part in Australia's biggest equal pay march since the 1970s.

The national rally, taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin and many regional areas is being organised by the Australian Services Union, which represents community sector workers across the country.

They will be rallying in support of the ASU's equal pay test case to address lower pay among female-dominated community sector workers, the professionals that all Australians rely on in times of individual or community crisis.

The ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said, "This week's action around the nation will clearly show that the battle for pay equity is far from over.

"Women in full time paid work still earn 18 per cent less on average than men, which equates to $1 million less over a lifetime.

"We're urging everyone to take a stand for equal pay and come to a rally in their capital city on June 10," she said.

Go to the Facebook Page and stay in touch.  Go to the website.  Get yourself some postcards (see below - mine came from Shelley of the RTBU who in turn picked them up when she was part of this year's Anna Stewart Memorial Project: girls if you want to do things and go places in the workforce and establishing your rights, get into this.  It has been going strong for nigh on thirty years.)  BTW, also pop over to You Tube.

Related Reading:

Kath Williams: The Unions and the Fight for Equal Pay
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better: Why the Sexes Excel Differently (Brain Sex: Brain Architecture and the Sexes)
Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap and What Women Can Do About It
Equal Pay for Comparable Worth: The Working Woman's Issue of the Eighties.

Further Reading:
Please note: the above link is included for balance; so you can hear the other side.
This comes from the Centre for Independent Studies, a libertarian political/economic think tank

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