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Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 21:06

Women have been denied the opportunity to know when they are being underpaid, by a Government that is not prioritising women’s issues, the Green Party said today.

“When the Government voted against my bill this evening, they denied women the right to know if they are being underpaid in the workplace,” Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie said.

“My member’s bill would have had employers adding gender to their payroll reporting requirements, and allowed employees access to that aggregated information to see if they are being paid fairly.

Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:26

MPs have the opportunity to support women being paid what they’re worth by voting for Jan Logie’s Equal Pay Amendment Bill in Parliament tonight, the Green Party said.

The Bill would get employers to add gender as a payroll reporting requirement and allow employees to request access to this information to ensure that they are being paid fairly.

Jan Logie MP on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:58

The ‘secure care’ that children are experiencing whilst in Oranga Tamariki custody is barbaric and must stop immediately, the Green Party said today.

Jan Logie MP on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:45

A draft National Party Bill will put more barriers in the way of women seeking to be paid fairly, the Green Party said today.

“This Bill will scrap the Equal Pay Act and in effect overturn the Terranova court ruling. That ruling established the right to look outside of the affected industry for a comparable job”, says Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie.

Jan Logie MP on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:20

Payday has been hard fought for by women who work in the aged-care, home support and disability service sector, thanks to Kristine Bartlett, unions and supporters around the country, the Green Party said today.

The Government is expected to announce a settlement in the historic pay-equity case today, with 55,000 mostly female workers set to receive a pay rise.

“Women have been consciously underpaid and have been fighting for more pay for far too long. Today’s announcement is long overdue,” Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie said.

Jan Logie MP on Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 13:31

The record number of children in Child, Youth, and Family (CYF) care shows large problems in the social fabric of New Zealand, the Green Party said today.

The number of children and young people in CYF custody has increased from 5,159 to 5,453, according to new figures released.

Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:11

The Green Party is congratulating Māori organisations on their victory after Anne Tolley today indicated that the Government is going back to the drawing board on reforms to Child, Youth and Family (CYFs) that would have removed the prioritisation of whānau-first placements for tamariki Māori.

Green Party Social Development spokesperson Jan Logie is calling on the Government to immediately release details of their proposed changes and to make a commitment to working closely with Māori organisations and experts to get it right.

Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 13:03

The Government’s small steps on family violence announced today are a move in the right direction, but more needs to be done, the Green Party said today.

“The Government has taken some important steps today, but there is still a lot that needs to be done to end domestic violence in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie said. 

“There are a couple of critically important issues that we would’ve liked the Government to address today.

Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 20:53

Unanimous support for Jan Logie’s bill to protect victims of domestic violence is a win for women on International Women’s Day, the Green Party said today.

Jan Logie’s bill, the Domestic Violence Victims' Protection Bill, will give victims 10 days' paid leave to help them move house, attend court hearings and consult with lawyers. The Bill was passed to Select Committee stage this evening.

“I am delighted that every MP at Parliament supported domestic violence victims today,” Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie said.

Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:43

The Green Party is calling on the Government to do something meaningful for the women of New Zealand this International Women’s Day, by picking up a Member’s Bill on pay transparency that’s currently in the ballot.

Green Party MP Jan Logie’s Member’s Bill on Equal Pay would require all employers to publish information about how much men and women are paid.

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant for stale attitudes about women’s role in the workplace and equal pay,” said Green Party spokesperson for women, Jan Logie.