Right now in Australia some of our biggest companies are employing women to do the same jobs as men -- but paying women less. Much less. This has to stop.
It's been over 40 years since equal pay for equal work became law in Australia. But the gender pay gap remains at 17.5%, and some major banks and insurance companies are openly paying women less than men for the same work.
Our new investigation has just shown banking group BNP Paribas is paying female recruits $30k less than male hires. Insurance company Calliden Group pays female team leaders 25% less than men in the same role.
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Australia, and Macquarie Group, among others, arepromoting mostly men to senior jobs -- failing women by stalling promotion opportunities.
Paying women less because of their gender needs to stop. That's why we're calling on the worst offenders named on this petition to investigate and put in place a plan to end the pay discrimination. It's 2013, we expect better from them.
Please sign our petition to the CEOs of these worst offenders to help convince them to stop their sexist pay policies.
Our full investigation and story is on our website at cleo.com.au. Get fired up and sign our petition to end the pay gap today. And please leave a comment and share your story if you've experienced this discrimination first hand.
It is time for change. It is unacceptable that you are failing to promote women to senior positions or paying them less than men.
We want you to:
1. Admit you have a problem with women.
2. Commit to change by giving us a detailed plan on how you’ll promote more women and pay them fairly.