Tag: Karanina Sumeo

Being told you are worth less

Over a working lifetime, the average income gap between Pākehā men and Pacific women amounts to nearly half a million dollars. For Pacific men, it’s $400,368. “That’s a lot of money our families and communities are missing out on.” — Teuila Fuata’i.

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Closing the ethnic pay gap

“A lot of places tell us they don’t have an ethnic pay gap. But when we ask for the data on their organisation, they don’t have it. To which I say: ‘How can you address and fix something you’re trying not to see?’” — Saunoamaali‘i Karanina Sumeo, EEO Commissioner.

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