12 Oct 2022

Report reveals vast inequality for Pasifika workers

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 12 October 2022

The final report from the Pacific Pay Gap inquiry was released this morning, showing vast inequality for Pasifika workers.

It found employers have prejudice against Pacific names, an undervaluing of qualifications held by Pasifika people, and a lack of pay transparency.

The report recommends urgent legislation requiring pay transparency, raising of the minimum wage to the living wage, and the expansion of the equal pay act to include ethnicity and disability.

Equal Employment Opportunities commissioner Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo spoke to Guyon Espiner.