‘The equal pay case will affect all our interests’

February 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

My article on the equal remuneration case is in The Punch today.

It is not fashionable for a member of Gen Y like myself to care about equal pay for women. So the Australian Services Union equal remuneration case currently before Fair Work Australia should perhaps hold no great interest for me. Equal pay was won in 1969 and equal pay for work of equal value in 1972, long before I was born.

I am apparently of the post-feminist era, and most of my friends have been to university, perhaps even more of the women than the men. At 26, I have watched the boys I went to school with complete engineering and IT degrees and the girls finish teaching, social work or arts.

If you’re reading this, make sure you get along to the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day at 12 noon on March 12th, 2011. We’ll be marching for “Equal Pay: Big Changes NOT Small Change!”

See you there.

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