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As working women in the United States take to the streets in outrage, Australian workers can see clearly how important it is to understand our own rights and ensure they remain protected.
Around 11 million workers in Australia may soon have access to paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave. New Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Tony Burke has committed to enshrining the leave in the National Employment Standards (NES) as a top priority.
Believe the experiences of women. Believe things can change.
All workers deserve the time, support, and job security to safely escape and recover from an abusive relationship.
This week marked the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women, writes Lauren Piko.
Women to the front! It was today in 1969 that legendary unionist Zelda D’Aprano chained herself to the Commonwealth building to protest for equal pay for women. You’ll probably recognise this iconic image of Zelda chained to the government building. It’s in history books across Australian high schools, profiled in museums across the nation and…
This week, the Senate debated a partial, incomplete and cherry-picked list of recommendations which were drawn from the Sex Discrimination Commission’s Respect@Work report, published over a year ago.
Today is Equal Pay Day – a day to raise awareness of the gender pay gap in Australia.
The Government must adopt the Respect@Work recommendations so no worker has to choose between their job and their safety, writes Michele O’Neil
The 2021 Budget is an opportunity to tackle gender inequality and build a better, fairer, safer Australia. Here are 5 things we want to see.
ACTU President Michele O’Neil has called on the Morrison government to provide a budget that delivers for women, telling the National Press Club, “A better budget for women is not just a better budget for women, it’s better economic management, it’s better for men, it’s better for everyone.”
Australian Unions has joined together with a diverse group of organisations representing women’s rights to demand the Morrison Government deliver real safety at work for 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?