It's time to stop short-changing women
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Equal Pay Day 2020 - 28th August , marking the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work, on average, to earn the same amount as men earnt in the year. This is the same as 2019 and 2018 #KeepMindingThe Gap 

Equal Pay Alliance          

The Equal Pay Alliance represents Australian employer and employee organisations, including business, union and community groups who have joined together to pursue practical action to ensure women’s work is properly valued and that decades of inequity are brought to an end.

Recently, the barriers holding women back from earning, saving and being valued fairly at work have been examined by several government reviews and parliamentary inquiries.

The Equal Pay Alliance is campaigning for the following:

  • Flexible work arrangements that don’t trade off wages and conditions for women and men with caring responsibilities
  • Improved quality, accessible and affordable childcare including out of school hours care
  • Improved equal employment opportunity practices in workplaces
  • Meaningful reporting by employers of equal pay and employment opportunities
  • A greater role for government agencies in promoting and implementing equal pay and employment opportunity programs in workplaces
  • Proper valuation and funding of wages and conditions for work traditionally carried out by women
  • More opportunities to build skills and participate in the workforce
  • Addressing the superannuation gap between men and women

BPWA EPD 2020 Media Release.pdf

A video message from BPW Australia President , Jacqueline Graham

Spread the news and make a clear statement on Equal Pay Day

Here is what you can do....

Have you heard? It’s #EqualPayDay today! Women must work an extra 59 days to earn the same as men. Isn’t it time we close the #GenderPayGap? #KeepMindingTheGap @BPWAust @WGEAgency

Tell us what you would do with an extra 59 days

It’s #EqualPayDay today! There's so many reasons to #KeepMindingTheGap. Women had to work 59 extra days to earn the same as men this financial year. If I had an extra 59 days... [EG: I would learn how to say the words “the gender pay gap” in 100 different languages]. @BPWAust @WGEAgency

Tell us how you will #KeepMindingTheGap

This #EqualPayDay, I will #KeepMindingTheGap by ... [EG: Continuing to run diversity and inclusion programs for my employees during COVID 19]. @BPWAust @WGEAgency

5 Things you should know about the Gender Pay Gap

1. The gender pay gap is not ‘equal pay’

2. The gender pay gap starts as soon as women and men enter the workforce

3. The gender pay gap affects men too

4. No industry or occupation is free from the hold of the gender pay gap

5. Everyone has a role to play in closing the gender pay gap

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