Working women

Paid Family and Domestic Violence leave on track to cover all workers

Date Published: 17/06/2022
Category: Working women

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. 

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/06/17/paid-family-and-domestic-violence-leave-on-track-to-cover-all-workers/

Paid Family and Domestic Leave – we’ve waited long enough

Date Published: 28/02/2022
Category: Working women

All workers deserve the time, support, and job security to safely escape and recover from an abusive relationship.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2022/02/28/paid-family-and-domestic-leave-weve-waited-long-enough/

Sexual harassment and gendered violence is endemic, but cultural change is possible

Date Published: 26/11/2021
Category: Working life Working women

This week marked the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women, writes Lauren Piko.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/11/26/sexual-harassment-and-gendered-violence-is-endemic/

On this Day: Zelda D’Aprano fights for equal pay

Date Published: 21/10/2021
Category: Women To The Front Working women

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…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/10/21/zelda-daprano-equal-pay-protest/

[email protected] must be the starting point

Date Published: 03/09/2021
Category: Analysis Working life Working women

This week, the Senate debated a partial, incomplete and cherry-picked list of recommendations which were drawn from the Sex Discrimination Commission’s [email protected] report, published over a year ago.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/09/03/respect-at-work/

Equal pay in Australia – are you working for free?

Date Published: 31/08/2021
Category: Workers rights Working women

Today is Equal Pay Day – a day to raise awareness of the gender pay gap in Australia.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/31/equal-pay-day/

Australia has a chance to make workplaces safer, but Morrison is ignoring key rights women fought hard to achieve

Date Published: 25/08/2021
Category: Working women

The Government must adopt the [email protected] recommendations so no worker has to choose between their job and their safety, writes Michele O’Neil

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/08/25/a-chance-to-make-workplaces-safer/

2021 Budget: 5 ways the Government can do more for women

Date Published: 04/05/2021
Category: Economic recovery Working women

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.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/05/04/2021-budget-5-ways-the-government-can-do-more-for-women/

A better budget for women is better for everyone

Date Published: 27/04/2021
Category: Economic recovery Working women

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.”

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/04/27/a-better-budget-for-women/