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Women in Education

​Australian Human Rights Commission National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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More opportunities for women to participate in Anna Stewart Program

There are exciting changes to the Anna Stewart Memorial Program in 2019, including the introduction of a three-day training course for up to 20 participants designed for Association Women’s Contacts.

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Union seeks member input for submission to national inquiry

Sexual harassment and gendered violence is under-reported, especially in schools. Everyone should be able to go to work in a safe environment, free of harassment and violence, and to achieve this we need to expose what is happening in workplaces so our lawmakers get the full picture.

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Book Reviews

At the End of Holyrood Lane, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, Women and Power: A Manifesto, Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace: The Essential Guide for Employers

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NSW public sector gets paid DV leave

Federation has welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that it will introduce 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave per year for NSW public sector employees, including teachers.

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Program gives women a motivational push

​Teacher Khrystyna Greenfield credits Federation’s Anna Stewart Program for giving her the final “motivational push” to lift her to the next level of advocacy and activism for the union.

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New leadership course for women

​Federation has introduced a new course for women to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to undertake leadership positions at various levels.

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Gaining strength through women’s stories

​The report for the first Women’s Conference in 1978 in the Education journal included an article by Jennie George who wrote, in reference to sexism, what it means and how it operates.

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Emboldened by union experience

​Everyone I worked with at Federation’s head office in Surry Hills during my two-week stint as an Anna Stewart Officer was incredibly generous with their time and energy, making me feel welcome and encouraged.

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Equal Pay Day 31 August 2018

​The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is reporting that the national gender pay gap is at a 20 year low of 14.6% for full-time employees.

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Jennie George: A union pioneer for women

“I ask you to close your eyes and think back 50 years because what happened in my time is quite different to the challenges facing women in Federation today…” said Jennie George, Federation’s first woman General Secretary, in her video address to the audience of the Centenary Women’s Conference.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k – Review

Mark Manson has probably confused people, some may have even walked away from this book, by the use of his F-Bomb in the title.

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RBG Documentary Review

RBG outlines the history US Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Born to Russian Jewish immigrant parents in Brooklyn, New York, Bader Ginsburg faced enormous sexism studying law at Cornell, Harvard and Columbia and later trying to gain employment in the law.

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All About Women, Sydney Opera House on March 4, 2018

​The Sydney Opera House’s annual talks and ideas festival “All About Women” is timed to coincide with events in the lead up to International Women’s Day. The 2018 program, Curated by Edwina Throsby (formerly the TEDxSydney Head of Curation and founder and producer of ABC’s Big Ideas) offered talks and discussions, live podcasts and group lessons exploring the ability of food to bring like-minded people together.

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March for International Women’s Day – Sydney CBD

Join with fellow teachers in the Sydney CBD on Saturday 10 March for an International Women’s Day March.

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Equal Pay Day 2017 – 4 September, 2017

This year, Equal Pay Day is Monday, 4 September. Equal Pay Day is calculated to mark the additional time from the end of the financial year that women must work to earn the same as men.

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Van Badham reminds teachers why it’s so wonderful to be a teacher and a unionist

A teacher’s ability to inspire students and community members was the subject of a presentation by writer, feminist, activist and self-proclaimed troublemaker Van Badham at Federation’s Women’s Conference said on Saturday.

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Conference to address issues and campaigns that relate the women as educators

Women members of Federation are gathering in the union’s auditorium in Surry Hills this morning for a day of presentations and workshops aimed at supporting them in their classrooms, workplaces and communities. Conference participants will have the opportunity to attend two workshop sessions. Topics include:

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Statement of support for early educators taking strike action

The NSW Teachers Federation extends solidarity to United Voice in its campaign to achieve equal pay in the female-dominated childcare sector. Today, more than 1000 early childhood educators are expected to strike from 3.20pm, which represents the time women in Australia effectively start working for free because of the persistent gender pay imbalance.

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Collective action will achieve gains for gender equity, IWD event hears

Women’s struggles for equality were acknowledged at an International Women’s Day morning tea at Federation’s Surry Hills headquarters this morning. International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge women’s progress towards gender equality in terms of social, political and economic rights that have been achieved through collective action.

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Sydney International Women’s Day March and Rally on Saturday 11 March 2017

Unions NSW will be coordinating the 2017 Sydney International Women’s Day March and Rally on Saturday March 11. This year’s theme is “Forwards Not Backwards”, drawing attention to the many ways that gender equality appears to slipping, particularly in the area of health, economics, representation and safety. Date: Saturday March 11Time: 10amLocation: Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park North

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