ABC Online: Gender pay gap ‘should be declared’
The Federal Government is being pressured to force companies to reveal how their pay rates for men and women compare.
The Equal Pay Alliance, comprising more than 130 business and community groups, has sent an open letter to Tanya Plibersek, the Minister for the Status of Women, demanding mandatory audits of pay rates.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions is among the letter’s signatories and its president, Sharan Burrow, says Australia has a culture of discrimination which undervalues women’s work.
“We’d like to see pay equity audits mandated so that there is a transparency [and] people know what the pay rates for grades right up to management are,” she said.
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