What Are Your Thoughts About Wage Equality For Women?
For the past ten years, we have loved "Waking up with Today," with the affectionate and funny antics of Lisa and Karl. The Today show is one of the most significant roles on television, with a massive commitment of mother of three, Lisa, who would have to rise at 3 am each day. But yesterday we witnessed Lisa Wilkinson quit the Today show on Chanel 9 after a reported lack of pay parity with her shocked co-host Karl Stefanovic.
“I’ve always been a very hard worker, and I’ve always been very proud of my work, and I’ve loved every single job I’ve ever had.
“I feel very privileged with all the opportunities I’ve been afforded over the years.” - Lisa Wilkins reported to the daily telegraph. Lisa's daughter has hailed her mum as her hero.
Lisa has signed a stunning new deal with Channel Ten after walking away from Channel Nine.
Equal Pay Day in Australia on the 4th September this year marked the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men.
Using Average Weekly Earnings data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Agency calculates the national gender pay gap to be 15.3%, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points over the previous 12-month period.
On average, men working full-time earned $1,638.30, and women made $1,387.10, a difference of $251.20 per week.
Lifelong Economic Wellbeing For Women In Australia promotes women’s ability to secure decent work, predictable, sustainable and livable incomes, equitable access to career progress, accumulate relevant assets, and a life without fear of violence, neglect and the feminization of poverty, is critical.
They too found that in 2015, it took women an extra 65 days to earn the same amount as their male counterparts, and with a pay gap of 17.9%, $284.20 in earnings per week.
I have many friends and clients who are affected by this, often they are the ones who have higher qualifications, but receiving lesser earnings.
In the year 2017, is this a topic that affects you?
We would love to start a forum in the comments below.
Do you agree with Lisa's decision?
Are you paid less than your male co-workers?