Get ready for the Equal Pay Week of Action

August 12 - 20 We're making noise about equal pay nationwide - make sure you know what's happening in your area.

EP graphic CTUIt's time to pay the sisters the same as the misters.

August 12 - 20 is the Council of Trade Unions Equal Pay Week of Action. We're involved in Equal Pay Hubs all around the country. Check out the info below for events happening in your region.


If you have any questions or would like more information please email the CTU’s Equal Pay Campaign Manager Sue O’Shea on 021 569 277 or





 Next meeting/Practice



Saturday 12 August 10:00am gather for 10:30am start

Toyota site Carruth Street, opposite Pak’n’Save – across the road to the quay area. 

Flash mob dancing to She Works Hard for the Money led by Liz Boutet PSA, Annie Tothill (E tu) and Odette Shaw (NZNO) Wear red! 

26th July at 5.30pm NZNO office the Strand Arcade Whangarei.

Dance practice on 5 August led by Rachel Bird from the Whangarei Academy of dance and performing arts


Liz Boutet


Saturday 12 August

11:00am - 12:30pm

Gather at Takutai Sq behind Britomart and marching up Queen St to rally at the Suffrage Memorial Te ha o Hine Place off Lorne St 

March and rally MC - Michelle A’Court confirmed speakers -Jacinda Ardern, Jo Goodhew, Jan Logie, Tracey Martin and Cinnamon Whitlock. 


Next Meeting 8 Aug 1pm Auckland Women’s Centre

Event prep 8 Aug 5-7pm

Placard making, slogan prepping and dance practice at the PSA 155 New North Rd 

Leonie Morris


Wednesday 16 August

4:30pm - 6:00pm

 Venue TBC

Drinks & nibbles with Equal Opportunities Commissioner – Jackie Blue. Other speakers TBC  


Megan Morris

Palmerston North

Saturday 12 August

11:00am - 12:00pm 

Meeting at the Te Awe Awe quadrant of The Square and marching to George Street


March with flash mob dancing to She Works Hard for the Money at start and finish. Dance led by Public Service Association Youth (PSAY)


Lisa Wilde


Saturday 12 August


Cuba St stage – near bucket fountain  


Rally & dancing

Confirmed speakers:

Kristine Bartlett, Vanisa Dhiru, Suzanne Snively and Richard Wagstaff

Wear purple!

Download the poster here

Next meeting of Pay Equity Coalition 4 August at 12:30 CTU

Practice with Lyne Pringle dance instructor  to be scheduled week of 7-11 August


Sue O’Shea


Wednesday 16 August


Pomeroy’s Café
105 Montgomery Square, Nelson

Men pay more for coffee.

Action supported by the Breeze Nelson


 Pip Jamieson


Sat 19 Aug 10.30am for 11am start

Cathedral Square

Speakers & dancing!
Wear something red!


 Nancy McShane


Saturday 19 August 11:00am - 12:30pm 

At the Exchange, corner of Princess and Rattray Street.


Tea party

Dress theme: a woman who inspires you.

Download the poster

 Each Tuesday evening, 6pm, between now and the week of action meet at the PSA office, 30 London Street to learn the ‘Treat her Right’ dance 

 Vicki Taylor