At the beginning of October, WGEA launched the GEI3 Pay Equity data for 2014-15 accompanied by their 2015 pay equity report card, as well as a case study from theCommonwealth Bank on pay equity. As part of that report, WGEA announced that the number of employers conducting a gender pay gap analysis has increased 17.6% in the […]
eS4W’s Chair, Sandra Cook, was interviewed by Fran Kelly, ABC’s RN Breakfast show on Friday, 18th September – click the link below to listen to the interview: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/calls-for-turnbull-to-change-key-womens-policy-not-just/6782632
ABS Gender Indicators released August 25th; always good to have to demonstrate gender inequality remains an issue! “A total of 20 tables in the Economic security domain have been updated with unpublished data from the 2014-15 ABS Labour Force Survey and 2014 data from the ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (EEH). In addition, […]
eS4W attended the launch of the Equilibrium Man Challenge and supported it on social media via Twitter #betterways2work @equchallenge. The Equilibrium Man Challenge is a micro-documentary series that will follow the lives of a group of men as they negotiate and move to formal flexible working arrangements over a six month period. Throughout the journey, […]
Last Friday 25 July 2014, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched the Report of the Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review. The National Review examined the prevalence, nature and consequences of discrimination at work related to pregnancy, parental leave and return to work. Thank you so much for your valuable contributions […]
The Australian Human Rights Commission’s landmark report for its Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, released Friday 25th July, has found that little has changed in the 15 years since its first Inquiry into this subject. Australian workplaces still overwhelmingly view working while pregnant as a privilege, not a right.
The Draft report was released on 22 July 2014. You are invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions and to participate in public hearings – with this link http://www.pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/childcare/draft Also of interest there are also some videos on the site.
Today, The Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott, launched the Section Action Plan 2013-2016 ‘Moving Ahead’ in Manly, NSW. The Government (Federal, State and Territory) have zero tolerance towards violence against women and children. DSS008_14_APPVAW_complete DSS008_14_Brief_1 6 DSS008_14_Brochure_1 7 Fact Sheet CALD TYPESET Fact Sheet Indigenous TYPESET Fact Sheet Women with Disability TYPESET
CEO of AEC Group, Simon Smith, was staggered at the recent findings from the report ‘Counting on Care Work in Australia’. “The unpaid component of the care sector is estimated at 50 per cent of GDP, bigger than the property industry (35- 40 per cent)” he said. “I was surprised at the significant effort that […]
Equal Pay Day Sunday 2nd September Each year, on Equal Pay Day, men and women stop to reflect on the gender pay gap and the extra time it takes the average full time female worker to catch up with the annual earnings of the average full time male worker to June 30. To earn the […]
We are limping towards Equal Pay Day – how ironic that it is on Father’s Day. And limping is a very good word to describe the progress we are making towards reducing the gender wage gap. Sandra Cook, Equal Pay Alliance, states: I urge you not to let Equal Pay Day go by unnoticed. A […]
economic Security4Women backs the call for employment conditions that support workforce participation of women and men with care responsibilities, including flexibility in permanent work arrangements. We do not see insecure part time and casual work as a viable option. EOWA’s Media Release – Friday 17, August 2012 states Work flexibility needed to attack gender pay […]
gender pay equity and flexible working arrangements to support all workers with family or caring responsibilities economic Security4Women welcomed the passage of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012 through the House of Representatives in June 2012. The legislation will see EOWA renamed the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, reflecting a shift […]
economic Security4Women supports the call by the Director of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA), Helen Conway, for organisations to set clear numerical targets for appointing women to leadership and management positions. Ms Conway made this call following the release of a report by KPMG on ASX-listed companies’ response to ASX […]
The Director of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA), Helen Conway, called for organisations to set clear numerical targets for appointing women to leadership and management positions, following the release today of a report by KPMG on ASX-listed companies’ response to ASX Corporate Governance Council’s recommendations relating to gender diversity. “I […]
In this video, hear what the Minister, The Hon Kate Ellis, has to say on International Women’s Day and the gender pay gap.
Here’s an update on eS4W’s International Women’s Day campaign – “Don’t be Short Changed”. This advertisement targets younger women, and asks them to work with their male colleagues to ensure they are being paid the same as other people doing the same role.