Today, on March 8, MindTheGap launched a Public Pay Gap Registry showing which of our 160+ largest employers are reporting their pay gaps for gender, Māori, and Pasifika. It is the first ever Public Pay Gap Registry in Aotearoa New Zealand.
It has been nearly 50 years since the Equal Pay Act 1972, and pay gaps continue to persist. StatsNZ reports the average gender pay gap in New Zealand is 9.1%. The pay gap between Pākehā men and Māori, Pasifika, and Asian workers sits at 9.3%, 19.5% and 12.8%, respectively.
Pay gap reporting has been shown overseas and in the public sector to be effective in reducing pay gaps.
We are a small organisation with a headcount of less than 50, however we believe transparency with regards to pay gaps is important and have elected to report on our own pay gap to support the MindTheGap campaign.
As at 4th March 2022, Strategic Pay had a headcount of 43 staff, 35% of our employees are Male and 65% are Female. Our overall median pay gap is -1.2% showing that we have a slight pay gap in favour of Females.We stand with MindTheGap NZ, and believe it's time for businesses to step up and report their pay gaps. Our women, Māori, Pasifika, and ethnic minorities deserve better.
To learn more or to check out the registry list, head to mindthegap.nz.