Decent work and economic security for women: Gender, pay and workforce equity

12.30pm – 4pm Friday 7th December at Public Schools Club, 207 East Terrace, Adelaide

12pm for light lunch

Hosted by economic Security4Women in collaboration with BPWA South Australia and Working Women’s Centre SA Inc

Register by: Tuesday 4th December

eS4W Registration Page

The forum aims to highlight women’s employment insecurity in relation to equality of opportunity in the workforce, present and future economic security, and the gendered nature of unpaid and paid work.

It will bring together a range of stakeholders to develop strategies that focus on decent jobs and economic security for women in Australia.

Key questions for the forum

  • What does ‘equal opportunity’ mean in relation to trends towards job insecurity in the contemporary Australian labour market?
  • How can the current equal opportunity/gender equity legislation be more relevant to women in insecure work?
  • How can the union movement better include women and better represent them in the ACTU Insecure Work campaign?
  • How can current legislation and frameworks for women’s advancement in the workforce be improved?
  • What is the role of broader public policy such as in education, training, taxation arrangements and social security in improving women’s position?
  • What and where are the avenues for ongoing advocacy for women in insecure work?

Who should attend?

  • Women’s organisations
  • Unionists
  • Employers and representatives of the business sector
  • Policy advisors, analysts and developers
  • Researchers
  • Community organization members and representatives
  • Academics

Background Paper

About economic Security4Women economic Security4Women is one of the six National Women’s Alliances. As an alliance we take the lead in ensuring that the voices of as many women as possible are heard, especially those who in the past have found it difficult to engage in advocacy and decision making.


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