Historic report reveals shameful gender pay gap

27 February, 2024

A new report reveals that some of Australia’s largest and most well-known employers are paying their women employees up to 40% less than male employees.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) gender pay gap report has revealed for the first time data reflecting the gender pay gap at nearly 5,000 businesses.

That is every private company with over 100 employees.

IEU-QNT Assistant Secretary Nicole Kapernick said although it is illegal for companies to pay male and female employees different amounts for the same work, the data represents men working in higher-paid roles.

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