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Prof Gender, Work & Employment Relations. Director @USyd_GEWLRI. ARC Future Fellow. I research #genderequality #goodjobs #futureofwork #careers. Gadigal land.
Apr 3 7 tweets 2 min read
🧵 We’ve lost a lot of understanding of how IR works in Australia. An award increase via a full bench of the FWC increases the legal minimum paid to employees in a sector. #insiders 1/ Government can (and in my view, *should*) express a view in such cases. The FWC will take into account commitments made by government. Because they are effectively the funder 2/
Dec 14, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
5 urgent actions to build back better and fairer for working women (and to spark a thriving economy) in 2022. A thread from us (me and ⁦@ElizabethHill00⁩ ⁦@Sydney_Uni⁩ in the @guardian today). 1/6 theguardian.com/commentisfree/… First: provide the high quality flexible working options that employees need and want. There is skyrocketing demand if designed properly it will boost participation. We don’t mean dead end ‘bad flex’ 2/6
Aug 27, 2020 12 tweets 10 min read
#equalpayday today. Full time working women in Australia earn 14% less than full time working men. There’s a lot we can do about the #genderpaygap. Here’s a start. 1. Better value the work done in highly feminised occupations. Workers in the health and care professions perform enormously skilled and economically important work. They are underpaid. #paythemmore 1/
May 13, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
Very sad today that academics at our wonderful universities are having to work out whether to back @NTEUNational and VC proposals to take significant pay cuts to sandbag jobs. 1/? I’m also extremely angry. The reason staff are having to make these choices is because the federal government changed the rules THREE TIMES to keep unis out of #JobKeeper (never forget that peeps 🤓) 2/?