There’s been little success in reducing the gender pay gap in Australia over the last 20 years, despite employers taking various steps to become “employers of choice for gender equality”.
One of the things that makes it difficult to reduce the gap is the cultural expectation that we shouldn’t talk about pay and that having discussions about money are somehow rude or imprudent. Pay confidentiality clauses in employment contracts and agreements have now been outlawed, but it’s likely nothing will change until we normalise having conversations about pay.
Come along to this session to brainstorm how we can go about overcoming this reluctance to talk about pay, and have a go testing out some of the tools developed by the Finance Sector Union to help start the conversation and reduce the gender pay gap.
Presenter: Angela Budai, Finance Sector Union