Equal Pay Day marked around the nation

28 October 2011

Maurice Blackburn has a long and proud history of fighting for women's rights at work, so supporting Equal Pay Day on 1 September was a natural thing for our firm to do.

The national day that marks as a reminder that women on average have to work 63 days more each year to earn the same income as men, was marked with events throughout the country.

The firm supported the ACTU and Victorian Trades Hall Council's Equal Pay Day morning tea at Parliament House in Melbourne, where our Ringwood office manager and Principal Kim Shaw addressed the 100-strong crowd.

In Sydney, Maurice Blackburn's Employment Principal Giri Sivaraman took a stand, calling for a bipartisan approach from men and women to change our laws and make gender discrimination a thing of the past.

Our Sydney office also sponsored the NSW Trades and Labour Council pay equity event where staff members heard from some inspiring women trade unionists who still remain passionate about equal pay and women's rights at work.

For more than 15 years, Maurice Blackburn's Women's Law Section has been active in supporting women's rights and offering women the option of being represented by a woman lawyer.