Women To The Front

Why young people do dream of labour but not as we know it

Date Published: 23/09/2022
Category: Women To The Front

Whether it be standing up against the denial of ten-minute breaks or embedding climate action into the workplace, young union members are making progress for now and the future.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/23/why-young-people-do-dream-of-labour-but-not-as-we-know-it/

Compensating early educators critical for Australia’s future

Date Published: 12/09/2022
Category: Women To The Front

The first five years of a child’s life are a critical period in human brain development. More than two decades of research has shown that interactions between educators and children are pivotal for optimal child learning – around language development, behavioural expectations, and emotional relationships. The effects of early childhood education are seen as far as secondary school.  

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/12/compensating-early-educators-critical-for-australias-future/

Australia’s care crisis requires an industry overhaul

Date Published: 02/09/2022
Category: Women To The Front

Addressing the cracks in the sector is long overdue. The care compact provides more than job improvement for workers. It is an investment in the dignity and quality of life of the many Australians – young and old – who depend on carers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/09/02/australias-care-crisis-requires-an-industry-overhaul/

Breaking but not breaking: Working women are earning a heap less than men

Date Published: 29/08/2022
Category: Women To The Front

countries around the world that rank better than Australia in 2022. Forty-two. What does this say about our quality of working life here? 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/29/breaking-but-not-breaking-working-women-are-earning-a-heap-less-than-men/

What a safe workplace looks like for young queer workers

Date Published: 26/08/2022
Category: Women To The Front

If your colleague felt stuck in a workplace that was unwelcoming of their identity, do you think you would be able to recognise it? 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/26/what-a-safe-workplace-looks-like-for-young-queer-workers/

‘Quiet quitting’ shows hustle culture for what it really is: sexist and exploitative 

Date Published: 12/08/2022
Category: Women To The Front

Step aside Great Resignation, there’s a new work culture trend in town. ‘Quiet quitting’ is sidling into Australian workplaces but, despite its label, the concept has nothing to do with leaving your job.  

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/12/quiet-quitting-shows-hustle-culture-for-what-it-really-is-sexist-and-exploitative/

How we can prevent women and Indigenous workers from retiring into poverty

Date Published: 05/08/2022
Category: Women To The Front

There are hundreds of thousands of stories that show the cruel consequences of the gender and Indigenous superannuation gaps. But there is no reason why we can’t change these entrenched inequalities in our retirement system. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/08/05/how-we-can-prevent-women-and-indigenous-workers-from-retiring-into-poverty/

Union-backed win for paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave will save lives

Date Published: 28/07/2022
Category: Women To The Front

For over a decade, unions campaigned for 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave in the NES so that no worker would miss out. We were met with constant opposition by the former Coalition Government, but we never gave up. Today, while we celebrate the introduction of paid FDV leave into parliament, we also stop and remember all the lives lost too soon and the struggle that continues.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/28/union-backed-win-for-paid-family-and-domestic-violence-leave-will-save-lives/

Women with disability grapple ‘administrative burden’ of the NDIS

Date Published: 22/07/2022
Category: Women To The Front

Paperwork and bureaucracy should never stand in the way of people with disability accessing essential support. But cutting through this red tape is not only a structural barrier, but also a burden that has fallen mainly on women.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/22/women-with-disability-grapple-administrative-burden-of-the-ndis/

Early Pay Access apps: employee benefit or employer trap?

Date Published: 15/07/2022
Category: Women To The Front

‘Early Pay Access’ apps are increasingly popular in Australia under the guise of an employee ‘benefit’ – but ultimately they take advantage of already vulnerable workers.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/07/15/early-pay-access-apps-employee-benefit-or-employer-trap/