11 Aug 2023

Government wants companies to report pay gap

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 11 August 2023

Sunlight is the best disinfectant - at least that's the approach the government's taking to closing the 11-cent pay gap between men and women.

It wants companies with more than 250 staff to report their pay gap. But the new rules - which won't come in before the election - do not cover ethnicity or disabilities, despite Pacific women earning just 75-cents for every dollar earned by a Pākehā man.

Associate minister for workplace relations and safety Priyanca Radhakrishnan spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.