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Midwives, like all working women, deserve fair pay

New Zealand working women are building momentum in their call for fair pay.

“It is wonderful to see another group of working women, this time midwives, using their collective voice to turn up the volume on the need for their incredibly important work, to be fairly paid by the Government,” said CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.

“We all know what an important job midwives do and we also know that the majority of midwives are women. It is great that the Ministry of Health want to talk to midwives in mediation, rather than in court, and address the issue.”

“2016 is shaping up to be an amazing year. The Government has an opportunity to be on the right side of history and correct the imbalance in pay for midwives, and other women working in areas which are also female dominated,” Huggard said.