Women’s Focus News

Walk for Reconciliation

Please join us in the ‘Walk for Reconciliation’ organised by Reconciliation WA, on Friday 31 March arrive at 12.00 for a 12.20pm start. Finish: 2.00pm.

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Seasonal influenza vaccinations

DoE strongly supports staff receiving seasonal influenza (flu) vaccinations.

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IDAHOBIT Day and Recording of Gender

17 May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia. On this day people stand against discrimination and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) mates, colleagues and families.

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EOIs open for AEU Federal Women's Conference

The AEU Federal Women's Conference is a fantastic opportunity for women members to hear from a range of guest speakers, become more aware of professional and industrial matters and build a network within the education community across Australia.

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Sunday & Holiday Pay Cut To Get Worse

UnionsWA has today commented on the looming penalty rate pay cut for Sunday and public holiday work by those in the fast food, retail, hospitality and pharmacy sectors.

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Call for Domestic Violence Leave for all

As part of the International 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence, UnionsWA and affiliated unions met with the WA Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, Simone McGurk to hear about action being taken by the State Government to reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence.

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Wage theft in Australia: Findings of the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey

Released on 21 November, 2017, Wage Theft in Australia indicates that Australia has a large silent underclass of migrant workers, primarily made up of international students and backpackers, who are paid well below the minimum wage in at least 12 main industries.

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Federal Government’s failure on marriage equality condemned by AEU

​The AEU condemns Prime Minister Turnbull and his government for their self-serving and politically expedient approach to marriage equality.

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​Preschools suffer as Turnbull won’t commit to 2018 funding

Parents and preschool teachers and co-educators still have no certainty that four-year-old preschool will be funded in full beyond 2017, due to Malcolm Turnbull’s failure to commit to funding the successful program.

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​Penalty rate decision opens door for pay cuts in nursing, teaching and other sectors

Nurses, cleaners, community, social, disability and construction workers are all at risk of having their penalty rates cut following the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision.

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