12 Oct 2021

Pay gap for Pasifika women largest in NZ

From Midday Report, 12:45 pm on 12 October 2021

Pasifika women might as well be working for free from now until the rest of the year, given the chasm that is the gender and ethnic pay gap.

Figures from the Council of Trade Unions show on average Pasifika women earn 27.4 percent less than Pakeha men - so for every $100 earned by a Pakeha man, on average a Pasifika woman only takes home $72.60.

The equal employment opportunities commissioner Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo spoke to Mani Dunlop.