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Pages with topic "Equity"

10 Aug 2017 : Inequality on the rise as Australian household incomes go backwards

For the first time since 2009, Australia household incomes have gone backwards as inequality rises and wages stagnant, according to a recent survey from the University of Melbourne.

20 Jul 2017 : New report once again shows that retirement is not so super for women

A major new report from the Australian Services Union (ASU) has highlighted the continued and growing inequity women workers face when it comes to saving for retirement.

13 Jun 2017 : Rising equity concerns over NAPLAN

NAPLAN must be inclusive of all students including those with a disability and those from diverse linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

9 Mar 2017 : Let’s help to end Indigenous disadvantage | Close the Gap Day 2017

IEUA-QNT Chapters are encouraged to hold a morning tea on Thursday 16 March to acknowledge the day and consider how we, as educators of the next generation, can contribute to better outcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community.

9 Mar 2017 : Chapters celebrate International Women's Day 2017

IEUA-QNT chapters have joined together to celebrate International Women's Day 2017 in the theme Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation.

28 Feb 2017 : Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation: IWD 2017

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.

24 Feb 2017 : Uncertainty over proposed Paid Parental Leave cuts continues

This week’s announcement by One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson that she would not support the federal government’s proposed plans to cut crucial Paid Parental Leave (PPL) creates ongoing uncertainty for workers.

22 Feb 2017 : Equity in the workplace: how do we get there?

The issue of the gender pay gap is well documented. However, the it is only part of the discussion in achieving workplace equity.

25 Nov 2016 : Members recognise significance of Domestic Violence Leave on White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day holds special significance to Independent Education Union Queensland and Northern Territory (IEUA-QNT) members as they acknowledge the inclusion of domestic violence leave in their collective agreements.

23 Nov 2016 : White Ribbon Day - how schools make a difference

Friday, 25 November is White Ribbon Day—a day to campaign for the prevention of violence against women and girls and a chance to provide positive examples for the next generation.

27 Oct 2016 : Members on maternity leave to lose thousands if PPL access cut

Thousands of IEUA-QNT members taking maternity leave would be $12,000 worse-off should the federal government’s determination to cut crucial Paid Parental Leave (PPL) entitlements be approved by the Senate.

17 Oct 2016 : Member awarded for advancing women’s working rights

Donna Spillane from Marist College Ashgrove has received a prestigious award in recognition of her achievements as an advocate for women’s rights in the workplace, following the annual Emma Miller Awards.

8 Sep 2016 : Equal Pay Day a reminder of the wage disparity suffered by Australian women

The annual Equal Pay Day event has highlighted the wage disparity suffered by working women and its impact on their retirement savings.

8 Sep 2016 : Regional members making critical donations for refugees and people seeking asylum

IEUA-QNT members across regional Queensland are helping to provide much needed education resources to refugees and people seeking asylum as part of a new member donation drive.

8 Sep 2016 : Equal Pay Day 2016: Time to close the gender pay gap

8 September 2016 is Equal Pay Day. This day represents the number of extra days women have to work after the financial year in order to earn the same amount that men earn in twelve months.

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.

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