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Pay equity (equal remuneration) campaign for SAS staff

Pay equity (equal remuneration) campaign for SAS staff August 2015 (PDF version)

The PSA has commenced a pay equity (equal remuneration) campaign for SAS staff (School Administrative Officers, School Learning Support Officers, School Administrative Managers and Aboriginal Education Officers).

What is equal remuneration?

Simply this means that men and women should be paid equally for work that is of either equal or comparable value. Thus, women who perform work of equal skill and responsibility to men under the same or comparable conditions and determined according to an objective measure, should be paid equally.

The NSW Equal Remuneration Principle

In 1996, the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW held a Pay Equity Inquiry and in 2000 it established Australia’s first Equal Remuneration and Other Conditions Principle to redress the historical gender-based undervaluation of women’s paid work.

The NSW Equal Remuneration Principle, among other things, allows for fresh assessments of the value of work and the rates of pay in an award where the current rate is undervalued on a gender basis.

And we believe that the work of SAS staff is undervalued.

What can you do?

  • Ask a colleague to join the PSA today.

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