Wonderful to see NSW’s getting its first female Treasurer and Attorney General.
It is great to see women participating in male dominated professions. And it appears that not only are they participating they are surpassing the men on many fronts.
According to Channel 7’s Sunrise program, women tradies are on the rise and Sunrise reports “that there is growing evidence that they (women) are doing a better job.” Women tradies are rated more highly for professionalism, being on time and communication skills. So next time you need a tradie why not consider a women.
Below an example of Marcelle Bagu’s craftwomanship. Marcelle is featured in the Sunrise story.Link to the Sunrise story https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/25874393/lady-tradies-on-the-rise/
This article from the Sydney Morning Herald makes the point that for there to be equality in the workplace and at home both men and women need workplace flexibility to care for children. To not do so is to assign women only to the role of child carer.
The budget is still being debated in parliament much has happened much is yet to happen.
When this article from the Age was sent to A Fair Deal for Women this week apart from the link the email contained one word ‘ Disgraceful’. A Fair Deal for Women can’t disagree with that assessment but you be the judge. Love to hear what you think about the impact of this budget on women.
Workplace agreements need to take into account the needs of women in order for there to be true workplace Equality . Congratulations to the National Australia Bank . This is a step in the right direction but there is still a long way to go.
NAB to offer paid domestic violence leave
National Australia Bank is set to offer paid domestic violence leave to its 43,000 staff.
NATIONAL Australia Bank will offer its 43,000 staff paid domestic violence leave in a move that campaigners hope will encourage other large private employers to follow suit.
Fairfax said the policy would make NAB the largest private-sector employer to offer the entitlement.
The scheme offered staff unlimited leave if it was needed.
“Some people just need a couple of days or a short period of time and others need more extended time out of the workforce or sporadic time out of the workforce to deal with the challenges,” said NAB general manager of workplace performance, Lynda Dean.
She said the policy would apply to all staff.
Fairfax said more than a million workers, mainly in the public sector, had access to some form of paid domestic violence leave.
Ludo McFerran, national manager of the Safe at Home, Safe at Work project, said the bank’s move was “fantastic” and was significant coming from such a big employer.
The economic freedom from remaining in paid work is regarded as vital in helping victims escape violent relationships.