Today's release of data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency reinforces the need for action from the Premier to make NSW workplaces more equal.

The statistics reveal a lingering $27,000 pay gap nationally between men and women. They also show that five out of six CEOs are men and that the majority of Australian employees are in a workplace dominated by one gender. 

As the biggest employer in the country, the NSW Government should smash discriminatory practices. 

"The NSW Government has a terrific opportunity to lead by example by insisting on gender equality within its own workplaces," said Emma Maiden, Unions NSW Assistant Secretary.

 "A first step would be to hold a summit of employers, government, unions and the community sector to work together to turn around NSW gender pay performance. Measures such as gender blind job applications must be on the agenda. Such a summit would also consider measures to break down gender stereotypes, especially around men shouldering parental duties. 

"Mike Baird should also commit to providing all workers in NSW with paid domestic violence leave and pushing for this to become a national standard though the Council of Australian Governments.

"Measures such as these are not just about social equity, they also happen to be very smart practices that will drive better attraction and retention of workforce talent."

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