Media advisory - Historic next step for pay equity

Three Ministry of Education Support Workers are this Monday undertaking New Zealand's first ever mediation for pay equity, made possible after Kristine Bartlett won the right for such cases to be heard.

What: NZEI Te Riu Roa is a party to the mediation and is hosting a send-off to mark the historic occasion with coffee and muffins, before supporters join with the women to walk to mediation offices in nearby Victoria Street.

Kathy and Mary will explain how they got to this point in their more than a decade-long battle for pay equity.

Who: Education Support Workers Kathy Power, Mary Jones and Denise Tetzlaff  joined by the General Secretary of the International Trade Union Federation Sharon Burrows, NZEI President Lynda Stuart, Parent Sarah Martin whose child has additional learning needs, and media personality and journalist Alison Mau who is joining us as MC.

When: 8am to 9.30am Monday April 10

Where: The foyer of Education House, 178 - 182 Willis Street, Wellington

Media please note:

Speakers start at 8am sharp, finishing at about 8.30. You are welcome to join us for coffee and muffins before we walk with the women to mediation which kicks off at 9.30 nearby.

For further information:

Leah Haines, Head of Media and Communications, NZEI Te Riu Roa 027 268 3291

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