EEO

19-08-2014 - The Right To Work: Young New Zealanders in South Auckland

Type: Media Release, News, Opinion piece

Young people will be increasingly relied upon as wage earners, decision makers and leaders and maximising the employment potential of young New Zealanders will play a crucial role in our country’s future. Worryingly, for many young people in Aotearoa New Zealand their right to work is greatly hindered. “Our unemployment rate is currently tracking at 6% […]

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24-07-2014 - Human Rights Commission congratulates YWCA Equal Pay Award Recipients

Type: Media Release

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has congratulated the winners of the inaugural YWCA Equal Pay Awards. “Change does not happen without leadership and this is what we are seeing with these employers who are determined to address New Zealand’s persistent gender pay gap within their own organisations and businesses,” said Dr Blue. “ Westpac (Gold […]

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22-07-2014 - Human Rights Commission welcomes The Way Forward report

Type: Media Release

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has welcomed The Way Forward report on an integrated system for Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse and Neglect. “The Way Forward report is truly a way forward. We’re not starting from scratch, all the jigsaw pieces are there we just need to connect them,” said Dr Blue. “As a country […]

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21-07-2014 - Caring Counts: Pre Election Summit Tomorrow

Type: Event, Media Release, News

The Caring Counts Coalition will host a one day pre-election summit focussing on the progress made on the Caring Counts recommendations. The summit will be welcomed by EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue and will bring together parties who helped launch Caring Counts in 2012. Media are invited to the afternoon Political Panel session in which […]

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25-06-2014 - What’s Working in the Public Sector?

Type: Blog, Opinion piece

I am really pleased with our analysis of equal employment opportunity (EEO) practices in the public service (PS) (found here). We reviewed 29 PS departments to identify possible barriers in the advancement of the four target groups (women, Maori, ethnic/minority and disabled) as identified in the State Sector Act 1988. Compliance in this area is […]

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25-06-2014 - Human Rights Commission calls for EEO targets for the Public Service

Type: Media Release

Government chief executives need to institute EEO targets says EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue. Her comments follow the release of the Human Rights Commission publication “What’s working? Improving Equal Employment Opportunities in the public service”, Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO). “EEO targets need to be the way forward for New Zealand. Unfortunately we’ve not seen huge progress […]

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23-06-2014 - Workshop: Gender and Sexual Diversity at Work

Type: Media Release, Partner News

The CTU ‘Out@Work Council’, in conjunction with the CTU Organising and Education Group, is hosting a workshop on Gender and Sexual diversity at work. This one day workshop is being held in Wellington on August 4th and follows the launch of the Diversity Training Resource last year.  This workshop is for Out@Work trade union activists, equality activists and union […]

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18-06-2014 - Being a Good Employer

Type: Blog

As Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Commissioner I have a legal obligation to monitor “Good Employer” reporting by our 91 Crown Entities and conversely the Crown Entities have a legal obligation to be a “Good Employer”. Just what is a “Good Employer”? A “Good Employer” makes the maximum use of skills and strengths of all staff […]

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12-06-2014 - Dr Jackie Blue’s Address to the National Council of Women Dame Dorothy Winstone annual dinner, 11 June 2014

Type: Speech

Thank you for the invitation to speak at what is in essence a memorial dinner for a remarkable lady Dame Dorothy Winstone who passed away earlier this year. Dame Dorothy was a strong advocate for women throughout her life, staunchly supporting this wonderful organisation. I would like to acknowledge Julie Fairey President of NCW Auckland […]

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03-06-2014 - Honouring Kiwi Women who are making a difference for women’s rights

Type: Blog, Other, Viewpoint

On Monday the Queen’s Birthday honours were announced and I was particularly interested in the women who were named. In the past women have a tendency to be under represented in the higher order honours with more equal representation in the community service honours. I haven’t had a chance to analyse the latest list but […]

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