Celebrations for International Women’s Day are fast approaching.
As part of the WRAW Fest (Women’s Rights At Work), the ASU is holding a one day workshop called ‘Signs Of Equality’ on 5 March.

There are a few spots left so be quick to register for the workshop now if you want to attend.

Also as part of WRAW Fest, Victorian Trades Hall Council is holding their Women’s Conference on 2 March.  March and Rally on 5 March, 5.30pm at State Library.

Join ASU women for the after-party at VTHC following the rally. Information on all WRAW activities is available here

Victoria’s New Gender Equality Act
The Victorian Government’s Gender Equality Bill has passed through Parliament and will commence on 31 March 2021.  This is a first of its kind legislation anywhere in Australia.

Over 300 public sector organisations will be required to audit, plan and report around gender equality in their workplaces.  You can get more information about the Gender Equality Bill here:

ASU Standing Up For Women In Retirement
Women are retiring on average with 47% less super than men. Many women are facing poverty in retirement.

The ASU is a national leader in the fight for a superannuation system that is fair for working women.

We’ve been leading the policy debate on this critically important issue for years. One part of this work is the report Superannuation and Women’s Retirement Outcomes that the ASU partnered with progressive think tank Per Capita to produce.

Modest recently, ASU members have been in Canberra lobbying politicians about the need to increase the superannuation guarantee to 12%.

Working women have been short-changed with the superannuation guarantee being frozen by Scott Morrison for the last six years. Already a worker on the median wage has lost thousands in superannuation since the freeze.

Increasing the superannuation guarantee to 12% as promised would go a long way in helping stop women retiring in poverty.

To help us Stand Up For Super, we need your support.  If you have a story about superannuation that you are willing to share, get in touch with ASU Women’s Organiser Punita Boardman on pboardman@asuvictas.com.au

ASU Women’s Conference – Save the date
This year, the ASU’s Women’s Conference will be held on Wednesday 27 May. Full details will be provided as the conference date approaches.

ASU Women’s Network Meeting
The next meeting of the ASU Women’s Network will be on Thursday 30 April and run from 5.00pm to 7.00pm the meeting will be at the ASU office at 116 Queensberry Street, Carlton South.

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