What is meant by 'equal pay'?

The law states that men and women are entitled to equal pay where they are doing the same work, or, in some cases, different types of work, but which are considered equivalent. These are categorised as:

Pay includes all aspects of wages and salaries, and also pensions. The equal pay laws apply to all workers, including those working on a part-time, casual or temporary basis.

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