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Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay)

Bill drawn from the ballot on Feb 22 in the name of Denise Lee. The purpose of the Bill is to eliminate and prevent discrimination, on the basis of sex, in the remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment, and in doing so, promote enduring settlement of claims relating to sex discrimination on pay equity grounds. It is essentially the same bill introduced by the last Government, which was not carried over by the incoming Government as it intends to draft new legislation. First reading interrupted on March 21 with indications it would be voted down by Govt parties. First reading debate ended on April 4 and voted down by Labour, NZ First and the Greens. Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill