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Pages with topic "Equity"

1 Jul 2020 : Investment in inclusion support professional development critical, UNESCO report concludes

A new report published by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has found Australian teachers need increased investment in professional development and training to effectively deal with students who have a disabilit…

25 Jun 2020 : Urgent action needed to eliminate violence and harassment at work

Australian federal government failing to take the real steps to end violence and harassment at work.

28 May 2020 : ‘In this together’ for National Reconciliation Week 2020

As IEU members mark National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2020 this week, we acknowledge that we are ‘In this together.’

11 May 2020 : Time to unite against discrimination: IDAHOBIT 2020

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) will be held on 17 May.

2 Mar 2020 : 2020 is the time for Generation Equality

International Women’s Day (IWD) held each year on 8 March, is a day that has long been observed as an opportunity for asserting equality for women’s social, political and working rights.

11 Feb 2020 : Government delay puts retirement futures at risk

The federal government’s superannuation freeze has cost workers thousands in retirement savings and failed to stimulate wage growth, according to a new report.

11 Nov 2019 : The statistics we all should know

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

13 Sep 2019 : Religious schools don't need the Religious Discrimination Bill

The draft Religious Discrimination Bill, recently released by the federal government, continues the unacceptable practice of limiting the rights of those working in faith-based schools.

28 Aug 2019 : The enduring gap in our workplaces

Today, 28 August 2019, is Gender Pay Day. This date illustrates the enduring gap in Australian workplaces: the 59 additional days (from the end of the previous financial year) that women must work to earn the same amount as men earn in a year.

22 Aug 2019 : Retirement nightmare looming for many Australian women

The rate of Australian women facing financial crisis and poverty as they approach retirement is on the rise due to a failing superannuation system that leaves a majority of women with 47% less superannuation than men.

18 Jun 2019 : First Gender Equality Framework for Northern Territory

The Northern Territory (NT) Government is developing the territory’s first Gender Equality Framework this year with the help of individuals, community and advisory groups, and interested organisations in urban, rural and remote parts of the NT.

12 Jun 2019 : Inclusive uniform options for Queensland Catholic schools

Female students in Queensland Catholic schools will soon have the option to wear shorts and pants, as part of new inclusive practices.

8 Mar 2019 : Take action to support the Girls’ Uniform Agenda

Today marks International Women’s Day and our union is working together to support the Girls’ Uniform Agenda, who are fighting for fair and equitable uniform policies in schools.

27 Feb 2019 : Are you treated differently in the workplace?

Under no circumstances should employers, or staff members, be engaged in discriminatory practices in our schools.

15 Feb 2019 : Two in three women experience sexual harassment at work

A landmark survey by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has revealed the prevalence of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces with two in three women and one in three men affected.

7 Dec 2018 : Time to end the scourge of gender-based violence

Activists across the world are engaging in 16 days of action to eliminate gender-based violence as shocking statistics show the scale of devastation caused by such violence.

25 Oct 2018 : Women face future poverty in retirement

New research has revealed the continued and growing inequity suffered by women workers who are increasingly facing poverty in retirement.

15 Oct 2018 : Time to overhaul discrimination exemptions

Our union opposes discrimination based on a person’s sexuality.

12 Sep 2018 : Plan to address inequity for women

Australian unions have launched a campaign to address the inequity women have long-faced in the workplace.

31 Aug 2018 : Why Are Australian Women Still Being Paid Less Than Men?

Friday 31 August 2018 is Equal Pay Day — an important reminder of the continuing barriers women face in accessing the same opportunities and benefits as men in Australian workplaces.

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Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.