The disparity in pay between New Zealand’s top men and women rugby players is on the new Government’s agenda.
Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson was asked on Three’s The Nation on Saturday if the national women’s team the Black Ferns should paid the same as the men’s team the All Blacks.
“I will be looking forward to a conversation with NZ Rugby about how they will achieve the Government’s goal of pay equity,” Robertson said.
So Grant thinks it is his job to talk to the rugby union about how much they pay their players!
Of course the Black Ferns get paid less than the All Blacks. And the NZ Mens Netball team get paid less than the Silver Ferns.
I happen to think the Black Ferns should get better pay from the NZRFU. But I sure as hell don’t think it has anything to do with the Government.
Good to see the Minister of Finance though focused on the big issues facing NZ.