Human Rights

The secret union history of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Date Published: 23/06/2022
Category: Human Rights

When the police formed their barrier along Oxford Street in Sydney, it was far from the first time gay rights activists had faced police violence.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/06/23/the-secret-union-history-of-the-sydney-gay-and-lesbian-mardi-gras/

How unions are building queer-friendly workplaces

Date Published: 17/05/2022
Category: Human Rights

We have had a stellar win for women and LGBTQIA+ workers only yesterday when we won support for 10 days paid family & domestic violence leave in our Fair Work case. We’ve made some huge achievements this year and are striving towards even better workplaces to make sure no one is left behind.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/17/how-unions-are-building-queer-friendly-workplaces/

How you can take action this Reconciliation Week and beyond

Date Published: 27/05/2021
Category: FNWA Human Rights

Want to help make reconciliation a reality in the workplace? Here are some actions to get you started.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/27/how-you-can-take-action-this-reconciliation-week-and-beyond/

‘There is Strength in Numbers’ – a limited offer from Australian Unions

Date Published: 21/05/2021
Category: FNWA Human Rights

Australian Unions is proud to offer a limited run of the print ‘There is Strength in Numbers’ by Lara Watson, with proceeds going to the First Nation Worker’s Alliance.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/21/there-is-strength-in-numbers/

Inclusive language in the workplace – 3 small changes to make a big impact

Date Published: 17/05/2021
Category: Human Rights

Creating an inclusive culture is a job for everyone. To celebrate IDAHOBIT, we’ve compiled three small changes you can make to help LGBTIQ+ workers feel respected and included.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/17/inclusive-language-in-the-workplace/

Enough is enough – 5 takeaways from #March4Justice

Date Published: 16/03/2021
Category: Analysis Human Rights Working women

Thousands of people have taken to the streets to voice their anger at the sexual violence faced by women in Australia and the failings of the Government to take meaningful action against it.
What did we learn?

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/16/enough-is-enough-5-takeaways-from-march4justice/

It’s time to get real about the issues working women face every day

Date Published: 09/03/2021
Category: Human Rights Workers rights

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Australian Unions have released a report into women’s progress and gender equality in Australia and wow, do we need to do better.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/09/lets-get-real-about-the-issues-working-women-face-every-day/

5 ways to support women co-workers every day

Date Published: 08/03/2021
Category: Human Rights Working life

International Women’s Day is here again – a day to celebrate the achievements of women and a call to action in the ongoing fight for gender equality.
A day is great, but it got us thinking. What can we be doing to support women in our workplaces all year round? So, we’ve put together a list of 5 ways you can start making a difference.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/08/5-ways-to-support-women-co-workers-every-day/

International Women’s Day 2021 Report

Date Published: 08/03/2021
Category: Covid-19 Human Rights Industrial Relations

Reality check for Australian Working Women International Women’s Day is a day to reflect upon and honour the work of all the women who fought for the rights and protections that working women have today. But this year, it’s also a day for a reality check – because this Government has left women behind. The…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/03/08/international-womens-day-2021-report-reality-check-for-australian-working-women/