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Equal Pay Week of Action Event schedule

During the week of 12 – 20 August there will be events all around the country to draw attention to the need for equal pay for work of equal value.

Please attend your local event and show your support for equal pay!

You can click on the posters to download and print them off for the events happening in your area.


Where When What Next meeting Contact

Whangarei poster
Toyota site
Carruth Street
(Opposite Pak’n’Save – across the road to the quay area)

12 August
(gather for 10.30am start.)
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!
Liz Boutet

Auckland poster
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

12 August
11am – 12.30pm
March and rally MC – Michelle A’Court confirmed speakers -Jacinda Ardern, Jo Goodhew, Jan Logie, Tracey Martin and Cinnamon Whitlock. Next Meeting of Pay Equity Coalition  8th August at 1:00pm Auckland Women’s Centre

Placard-making, slogan prepping and dance practising party at the PSA 155 New North Rd Tuesday August 8th 5 – 7pm

Leonie Morris

Hamilton poster
Methodist Centre, 62 London St, Hamilton

Wednesday 16 August
4:30pm -6pm
Drinks & nibbles with Jackie Blue [EEO Blue. Commissioner]; Prof Margaret Wilson [UoW]; and Carol Webb [school support worker] Megan Morris 
Palmerston North 

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

12 August
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

Wellington Poster
Cuba St stage – near bucket fountain

12 August
Rally & dancing

Confirmed speakers –

Kristine Bartlett, Vanisa Dhiru, Suzanne Snively and Richard Wagstaff

Wear purple!


Next meeting of Pay Equity Coalition 4th August at 12:30 Council of Trade Unions

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

Sue O’Shea



Nelson poster 
Pomeroy’s Café
105 Montgomery Square, Nelson

Wednesday 16 August Men pay more for coffee.

Action supported by the Breeze Nelson

Pip Jamieson

Christchurch poster
Cathedral Square

Sat 19 Aug 10.30am for 11am start Speakers & dancing!
Wear something red!
Nancy McShane

Dunedin poster
At the Exchange, corner of Princes and Rattray Street.

Saturday 19 August
Tea party

Dress theme: a woman who inspires you.

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