Women's Newsletter - Semester One 2018


Women’s Newsletter Semester 1 – 2018

Dear colleagues

Welcome to the Semester 1 Women’s Newsletter. We’ve included links to stories, advice and information for women members of the Federation.


International Women’s Day March 2018

The 2018 Sydney International Women's Day March and Rally was held on Saturday 10th March. Those participating met at the Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park North for the rally and then proceeded down Castlereagh Street to Belmore Park. This year’s theme was: “Stop the Silence! End the Violence! In the workplace, campus and home.”


Workplace Gender Equality Agency - Equal Pay Day – Friday 31 August

The national gender pay gap has reached its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6%. So, this year, Equal Pay Day will be on Friday 31 August, marking the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.

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Leave win for surrogacy and out-of-home care

Teachers who become parents through a surrogacy under the NSW Surrogacy Act 2010 can now access 14 weeks’ paid leave from the date of taking custody of the child. The conditions will match maternity leave, including 12 months’ unpaid leave and the right to request an extension or part-time work.

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Information leaflets

Maternity, adoption, surrogacy, parental and out of home care leave L5 has been updated.

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Dealing with Sexual Harassment TR9 has been revised and reissued.

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How to fill in a Temporary Engagement Form

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Annual Conference 2018

Annual Conference this year will mark the 100th Annual Conference of the NSW Teachers Federation. The Centenary of our great union is an opportunity to be proud of our history and to celebrate all that we have achieved throughout our history. The Federation continues to be the most democratic and representative voice of the teaching profession in this State.

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Women’s Action Program

Movie 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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Book 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. However, Manson begins the book with an explanation of the books namesake...

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Women’s Program

The NSW Teachers Federation Women's Program was established in 1975 when the Federation received a grant from the Whitlam Government as part of its commitment to women in the United Nations International Year of Women.

As part of the Women's Program the Federation holds an annual Women's Conference, conducts Trade Union Training specifically for women, runs the Anna Stewart Program and has a full time coordinator

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Extra Resources

Trade Union Training for women

Training program – Semester 2

Training for Fed Reps and Women’s Contacts

Seminars for Associations – Women’s Workplace Rights & Entitlements

Federation resources

Hot Topics – Women

All About Women – Sydney Opera House

News from other agencies

Human Rights Commission

Technology and workplace sexual harassment inquiry

Because of Her We Can: Commissioner Oscar at NAIDOC Women's Conference

Links of interest

Jessie Street National Women’s Library

Women’s Electoral Lobby 

UN Women 

Women’s March

Support services

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia

NSW Rape Crisis is the 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in NSW 

If you, or a colleague, are experiencing homophobia, discrimination or harassment contact your local Organiser for advice or call our Professional Support Team on 1300 654 369.

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