EEO

20-11-2014 - EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is concerned over the handling of the Sutton complaint

Type: Media Release, News

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. “My main concern is the woman at the centre of these allegations and anyone else in the public sector who […]

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07-11-2014 - Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue: Challenges and achievements since Beijing 1995 – New Zealand Women’s Watch

Type: Speech

Speech: EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue In 1995 New Zealand took part in the Fourth World Conference in Beijing and signed the Beijing Platform of Action achieve  to achieve gender equality  and the empowerment of women. At the Conference Hillary Clinton coined the phrase “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights”. […]

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04-11-2014 - EEO Commissioner Dr. Jackie Blue: Caring Counts and Beyond

Type: Speech

SFWU Central Region Women’s Conference Wednesday, 5th November, 2014 Freemasons Hall, Petone, Wellington The number of people aged 65 and over has doubled since 1980 and passed over 600,000 in the latest Census. This number is likely to double again by 2036. Our older people are also living for longer. For many older people, these […]

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31-10-2014 - EEO Commissioner Jackie Blue: ERA amendments a mixed bag

Type: Media Release

The Employment Relations Amendment Act has the potential to put vulnerable workers in a more precarious position, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue. However, the commissioner says the right for all to request flexible work hours is a very welcome addition. “Unfortunately this Act is a step backward from New Zealand’s compliance with international […]

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03-10-2014 - Banks lead the way on gender equality in the workplace

Type: Media Release, News

For the second year running, banks have scooped the majority of the awards at the second White Camellia Awards*, held in Auckland last night. The awards recognise organisations that have made the most progress in implementing the seven principles of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). “The 2014 supreme winner is the Bank of New Zealand. […]

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12-09-2014 - Fair travel for support workers removes an existing injustice

Type: Media Release

Human Rights Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it has corrected a wrong for community support workers by agreeing to pay for travel time and for petrol costs when travelling between clients. Dr Blue says the Human Rights Commission inquiry, ‘Caring Counts’, was instrumental in encouraging the Government to realise that […]

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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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