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Unions say Pay Equity Bill will make it harder to settle pay equity claims but Government rejects this
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse said that the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill currently before Parliament will not necessarily make it harder to settle pay equity claims, as some unions have suggested.
Mr Woodhouse said, “The purpose of the Bill is to avoid the adversarial court process that the parties in the Terranova case [the Kristine Bartlett case] would have had to embark on had the Government not intervened and negotiated a settlement...The Terranova settlement was reached with reference to a comparator within the health sector and the Bill enables parties to look outside the sector if an appropriate comparator cannot be found."