Women still losing out on pay at every stage of life

A new report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) today reveals that Australian women are financially disadvantaged at every key stage of their life: in childhood, at the workplace, through pregnancy, motherhood and as a carer, and in retirement. The ACTU’s Gender Pay Gap – Over the Life Cycle report shows that […]

Build a better future for Australian women

Equal Pay Day today acknowledges the 65 extra days the average Australian woman works each year to earn the same wages as a man. The ACTU calls upon the Government to act now to build a better future for Australian women and close the gender pay gap. Women are now earning on average $285 less […]

Public Services International marks International Women’s Day

Public Services International (PSI) joins its members around the world in celebrating women and their achievements on March 8. PSI promotes the work of women trade unionists and stands united with all of our sisters who deliver vital public services. On the eve of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, which will […]

ACTU addresses United Nations on IWD on its work against domestic violence

Industrial Officer for the ACTU Belinda Tkalcevic will today represent the work of unions on a panel in New York with Australia heralded as a world leader in negotiating paid domestic violence leave for employees. Ms Tkalcevic said, “Australian unions have been fighting for, and won, support for sufferers of domestic and family violence to […]

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