Labor makes landmark commitment to working women

3 May, 2022

A prospective Labor government would take real action on equal pay for working women, it was announced on Labour Day/May Day.

Labor’s Fair Pay and Conditions for Working Women policy aims to address inequity in lower-paid, women-dominated industries such as education and care by:

  • making gender pay equity an object of the Fair Work Act;
  • strengthening the powers of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to order pay increases;
  • establishing a statutory “equal remuneration principle” to guide the way the FWC considers equal pay cases; and
  • convening a Care and Community Sector Expert Panel and a Pay Equity Expert Panel to strengthen expertise within the FWC.

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