New Zealanders say it is time for a rethink of glass doors

New Zealand is set to see a major change in how it views glass doors in the wake of the New Zealand Glass Association’s criticism of the country’s decision to scrap its compulsory glass ceiling.The glass ceiling is one of several barriers that prevent women and girls from gaining access to important jobs, according to…

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New Zealand is set to see a major change in how it views glass doors in the wake of the New Zealand Glass Association’s criticism of the country’s decision to scrap its compulsory glass ceiling.

The glass ceiling is one of several barriers that prevent women and girls from gaining access to important jobs, according to the Glass Association.

It says women make up just 12 per cent of the workforce and women make only 14 per cent in key professions, and that the proportion of women in key jobs has remained constant in recent years.

The organisation is demanding an end to the “inclusion bias” in employment decisions and is currently calling for a review of the “disproportionate” amount of funding allocated to the industry.

New Zealand has the third highest female employment rate in the world and the country is considered one of the world’s most gender-equal countries, according a study commissioned by the Glass Alliance.

But the Glass Agency’s report has been widely criticised for its “inaccurate” depiction of New Zealand’s glass ceiling, which has been the subject of an extensive study and a number of high-profile articles in the media.

A report from the New York Times said the organisation “lacked basic information” about the gender of women working in glass-making.

The report also found that a majority of glass-makers were women, but the majority of those working in the industry were men.

The New Zealand Association for Glass and Related Materials said the report “undermined” the credibility of its claim.

“There are very few female glass-makers, the majority are male, so the report completely misses the point that there are still significant gaps in the numbers of women making glass in New Zealand,” the association said.

“We need a clear explanation of why New Zealand should stop including women in the glass industry.”

New Zealand currently has the second highest number of women employed in glass manufacturing, behind the United States.

Glass-making is one industry where the glass ceiling can be particularly problematic.

The average female glass worker is making just under two-thirds of all glass-blowers in New South Wales, while the average male glass-maker makes nearly 60 per cent.

The Glass Association says that women account for about a quarter of glass workers in the country.

It said New Zealand needed to take a more nuanced approach to the issue of gender in the workplace, which included considering the needs of women and people with disabilities.

“While there is still a lot of work to be done to fully reflect New Zealand on its glass ceiling in the future, it is clear that New Zealand cannot afford to overlook the glass barriers that exist in our society,” the group said.