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Today is Human Rights Day, and the final day of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign held every year.
Here are some examples to help you figure out what is genuinely queer friendly, and what is undermining the LGBTIQA+ community – and not just during Mardi Gras.
For 19,000 refugees who have set up new lives in Australia, there is finally hope.
Two years ago on 1 February, the Myanmar military took over the country in a coup and since then has deployed a brutal crackdown against citizen dissent.
How are you spending your hot union summer? There’s nothing like curling up with a book to recover from a boxing day retail shift or to relax before work kicks off again for the new year.
“There are universal values that should define football. Values such as respect, dignity, trust and courage.”
Ever walked into a bulk-billing clinic when you or a loved one was sick? It wasn’t so long ago that you would’ve had to pay for that trip to the doctor, no matter how small the ailment.
We’ve had international treaties banning the use of biological weapons and chemical weapons for more than thirty years. But did you know it wasn’t until 2017 that we reached the same level of agreement to abolish nuclear weapons?
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.
“Will we finally be seen as normal people?”
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.
Want to help make reconciliation a reality in the workplace? Here are some actions to get you started.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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…
About For almost 100 years Australia’s minimum wage was about workers’ standard of living. That’s no longer the case. Today the minimum wage is decided by a panel of ‘experts’ dominated by economists. The result is that the minimum wage has fallen badly behind and no longer protects working families from poverty. The IssuesIn this…
Australia is a destination country for human trafficking. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), in collaboration with the Attorney-General’s Department, has produced a video to raise awareness of this significant issue. All workers should be concerned about exploitation in our workplaces. Under Australian workplace laws, every worker is entitled to fair wages and conditions….