Equal Pay Day marked around the nation
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
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.