Gen­der pay gap per­sists, 50 years on

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

FIFTY years since the land­mark equal pay case, women still earn an av­er­age $25,679 a year less than men due to a 20 per cent gen­der pay gap, new data out to­day re­veals.

New re­search by the Work­place Gen­der Equal­ity Agency shows the num­ber of women CEOs has stalled at 17 per cent and 60 per cent of Aus­tralia’s board­rooms are dom­i­nated by men. One of the few bright spots in the re­port cov­er­ing four mil­lion work­ers is the 13 per cent jump in the num­ber of em­ploy­ers with fam­ily vi­o­lence leave.

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