EQUAL PAY DAY – 2ND SEPTEMBER 2012
economic Security4Women is working towards a greater awareness of the gender pay gap and gender pay issues nationally, particularly amongst people under 35 years.
We have a current focus on gender pay equity in the small to medium employer (SME) sector, working to engage such businesses in the steps and processes needed to ensure they offer pay equity across genders.
Did you know that equal opportunity for women in the workplace results in:
- increased employee effectiveness,
- attracting and retaining the best talent,
- improved morale and
- increased consumer and market responsiveness
Do you feel confident that you have a contemporary business model that is attractive to women?
The Australian Government has actively worked with larger employers who are now reaping the benefits of their equal opportunity for women in the workplace programs.
In 2013 the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency will reach out to small business and offer strategic support that could result in small business being recognised as the employer of choice for women.
We already know that one third of small businesses are owned and operated by women; that small businesses employ significant numbers of women; that many already offer flexible work arrangements, local employment opportunities and are family friendly.
For 2012 EPD – eS4W are seeking YOU to participate in our online survey
20 questions to advance small business and women
Link to survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/eS4WSME
For further information on the Gender Pay Gap Statistics click Gender Pay Gap factsheet 2012
Please visit our EPD Event website for EPD events in the month of September - http://www.security4women.org.au/equal-pay-day/2012-equal-pay-day-events
eS4W’s Executive Officer, Kimberly James, has her say on Equal Pay – click this link Executive Officer, Kimberly James, Interview on Equal Pay
A gender pay gap is measured as the difference between male and female earnings expressed as a percentage of male earnings. Pay is inequitable when men and women doing work of equal or comparable value whether the work is similar or not are paid differently.
The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) as of the quarter ending May 2012 finds that women’s wages are now 17.5% lower than that of men. There has been no progress for twenty years. This equates to $252.80 per week less than men.
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