Women To The Front

Why paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave is a “game changer” for women

Date Published: 16/05/2022
Category: Women To The Front

We need to make ten days of paid family and domestic violence leave a reality. This is the call from the Australian Council of Trade Unions as the Fair Work Commission conducts a review into Family and Domestic Violence leave entitlements in modern Awards.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/16/why-paid-family-and-domestic-violence-leave-is-a-game-changer-for-women/

Every day is Mother’s Day for these inspirational union leaders

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

Being a union leader and working mum produces a huge variety of challenges but not always the ones you might expect. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/05/08/every-day-is-mothers-day-for-these-inspirational-union-leaders/

Gig work and gender inequality via the apps we all rely on

Date Published: 29/04/2022
Category: Women To The Front

When we place an Uber Eats order, we would never guess that if a woman is delivering the meal she is likely earning 37% less for that order than if a man delivered it.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/29/gig-work-and-gender-inequality-via-the-apps-we-all-rely-on/

Why pay secrecy clauses are sexist

Date Published: 13/04/2022
Category: Women To The Front

Employer policies or contracts that prevent workers from discussing their pay with their workmates means that challenges to the gender gap are silenced in many Australian workplaces.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/13/why-pay-secrecy-clauses-are-sexist/

Paid family and domestic violence leave needs to address a “national emergency”

Date Published: 11/04/2022
Category: Women To The Front

Frontline workers have spoken about the absolute necessity of 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave at a Fair Work Commission hearing. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/11/paid-family-and-domestic-violence-leave-needs-to-address-a-national-emergency/

Are you a working parent? Here’s what paid super on parental leave could mean for you

Date Published: 07/04/2022
Category: Women To The Front

Women are much more likely to take career breaks to care for children, which is why Australian Unions call for super to be paid on all parental leave – paid and unpaid.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/04/07/are-you-a-working-parent-heres-what-paid-super-on-parental-leave-could-mean-for-you/

Urgent law reform needed to prevent sexual harassment at work

Date Published: 21/03/2022
Category: Women To The Front

We have joined more than 60 diverse community organisations as the Power2Prevent Coalition and we have called on the Morrison Government to act now to implement the remaining recommendations of the [email protected] report.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/21/urgent-law-reform-needed-to-prevent-sexual-harassment-at-work/

Women marched forward, Morrison marched back

Date Published: 12/03/2022
Category: Women To The Front

It’s been an excruciatingly long twelve months under the Morrison Government. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/12/women-marched-forward-morrison-marched-back/

When it comes to gender, Morrison has been missing this century

Date Published: 11/03/2022
Category: Women To The Front

Morrison talks as if women were still newcomers to the Australian workforce, let alone acknowledge how the category of ‘woman’ has expanded. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/03/11/when-it-comes-to-gender-morrison-wants-to-turn-australia-into-medieval-europe/