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Pages with topic "Equity"

29 Aug 2016 : Accessing flexible work arrangements after parental leave

Women returning to work from parental leave have the right to request flexible work arrangements. However, discrimination in the workplace continues with such requests unreasonably refused by some employers due to a loophole in the legislation.

29 Jul 2016 : Queensland unions supporting Toowoomba schools to promote cultural diversity

A new initiative, supported by our union and affiliates of the Queensland Council of Unions (QCU), is bringing together school students across the Toowoomba region in an effort to promote racial tolerance and harmony in their community.

20 Jul 2016 : Superannuation gap entrenches inequality for women workers

When women take time out of the paid workforce, change jobs or reduce their working hours for the sake of caregiving responsibilities, take home pay is the immediate price to pay. However, there’s a more insidious and hidden cost: superannuation and retir…

28 Jun 2016 : Closing the gender pay gap starts with your super

Superannuation fund Equipsuper recently announced it would pay superannuation guarantee contributions to its employees’ super accounts during paid and unpaid parental leave.

27 May 2016 : Federal government makes superannuation inequality even worse for women workers

Analysis of the changes to superannuation legislation announced by the Turnbull federal government has revealed it will create even greater inequity in retirement for women by discouraging their own contributions to the retirement savings.

9 May 2016 : Members take action to address inequity faced by working women

The challenges and ongoing inequity faced by working women are central to new IEUA-QNT work plan under development with the assistance of members across the sector.

14 Apr 2016 : Wage gap continues for working women

The ACTU’s recent Gender Pay Gap - Over the Life Cycle report has highlighted the extent of inequality still faced by women in the workforce revealing that Australian women are now earning less on average to men than they were 20 years ago.

15 Mar 2016 : Message stick: integral part of Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) launch

In the lead up to unveiling our union’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) later this year, a traditional Indigenous form of communication will represent an important part of formally recognising Australia’s First Peoples.

10 Mar 2016 : Let’s help to end Indigenous disadvantage - Close the Gap Day 2016

IEUA-QNT Chapters are encouraged to hold a morning tea to acknowledge the day, consider the many complex issues involved and how we, as educators of this generation, can contribute to better outcomes.

8 Mar 2016 : International Women's Day 2016: Change Her Future

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

2 Mar 2016 : Unions rally to stop cuts to paid parental leave and penalty rates

Queensland unions remain focused on protecting current paid parental leave entitlements and weekend penalty rates in 2016.

1 Mar 2016 : Union and community campaign helps baby Asha stay

The united efforts of IEUA-QNT members in solidarity with other unions and the wider community has ensured a small victory for baby Asha – a 12-month-old girl who was receiving medical treatment in Australia for burns sustained in a Nauru detention centre…

10 Nov 2015 : Breastfeeding and your return to work

There are many well-documented benefits associated with breastfeeding and for many women their return to work after maternity leave coincides with plans to continue breastfeeding.

10 Nov 2015 : Bridging the gender wage divide

Queensland women are retiring with just one-third of the superannuation balance of their male colleagues, according to the latest Queensland Women report released by the state government.

12 Oct 2015 : International Day of the Girl Child: an opportunity to reflect on Millennium Goals

Girls born at the turn of the new millennium have now achieved adolescence. But, what has the world achieved for them?

2 Sep 2015 : Time to stop short changing women: Equal Pay Day

4 September 2015 is Equal Pay Day. This date represents the number of extra days women have to work after the end of the last financial year in order to earn the same amount that men earn in twelve months.

27 Aug 2015 : What you need to know about job sharing

Job sharing is a preferred choice for many school employees returning to work after a period of parental leave. Here’s everything you need to know about seeking job sharing upon returning to work.

17 Aug 2015 : Federal Government’s unfair parental leave bill focus of IEUA-QNT submission

With the Federal Government attempting to cut the rights of working mothers’ 18 weeks of government-funded paid parental leave, our union has made a submission in response to the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2015, arguing proposed changes would adverse…

7 Aug 2015 : Sector failing to address super gender gap

Major employing authorities in the Queensland non-government education sector are continuing to ignore evidence highlighting the need to address the gender gap when it comes to superannuation for women workers.

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