Work for Free Day – a chance to celebrate and organise!

If you’re a woman in New Zealand, mark 14 November in your diary – because due to the gender wage gap, you’re effectively working for free from that day until the end of the year.

The PSA has been campaigning for equal pay for more than 100 years, but the average man is still paid 13% more than the average woman. If you’re Maori or Pasefika, that gap’s more like 25% It’s about time we got rid of this once and for all.

The new Labour-led government has dumped the flawed Equal Pay bill but there’s still a long way to go. This Work for Free Day, we’re going to celebrate the commitment by Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First to take pay equity seriously – and we’ll remind them there’s still a long way to go.

We’ve got events happening around the country – here’s your chance to get involved!


Join the Worth 100% campaign and the Women’s Network who will present a limited edition artwork to Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter, along with other MP's who helped support the scrapping of the bill.

To thank them for the hard work they have done - and remind them that equal pay is still very much on the agenda. The PSA Worth 100% Campaign and the Women’s Network will present a limited edition artwork to Ministers Julie Anne Genter, along with other MP's who helped support the scrapping of the bill.

Time: 11:00 (note updated to earlier time)

Location: Parliament Steps


Time: 1pm

Location: Pay Equity Coalition 4 Warnock St

All welcome for a shared lunch and discussion on the plan for pay equity given the change of government.  This will include their proposals for amending the 1972 Act and leading support within the community for equal pay settlements.


Join the Women's Equity Network at Civic Square from 12pm for speakers and performances

Why not host an event of your own?

Members of our women's network will be celebrating the dumping of the bill at there various worksites.

Why not join them  by hosting a morning tea at your office or worksite! Invite your friends and colleagues, decorate your tea table and send us a photo (to ). We’ll share the best ones on Facebook and maybe even send you some PSA goodies to say thanks.

You can also take Work for Free Day as a chance to educate and inform. Many people still don’t understand the gender pay gap, the recent changes and the next steps. Hang posters, put up some balloons and talk to your friends and family. Numbers help achieve change!  

Together we can achieve Equal Pay for all Women