Retirement anxiety for ECEC educators is fuelled by low pay, United Voice says

An early childhood education and care (ECEC) union, United Voice, have used the occasion of International Women’s Day to draw attention to “the flow on effects of a feminised workforce being denied professional pay” by highlighting issues and concerns in relation to retirement funds and superannuation for women who have worked in the sector for many years.

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Fair Work to determine if it’s ok to lie down on the job, in landmark case

Two Canberra Hospital cleaners sacked for taking a nap on their unpaid break have taken their case to the Fair Work Commission after the contractor involved refused to back down, the Sydney Morning Herald reported this week.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas

How a default union membership could help reduce income inequality

A more equal society with less income disparity is good for well-being.

3 months ago

by Mark Harcourt, University of Waikato; Gregor Gall, University of Glasgow; Margaret Wilson, University of Waikato, and Nisha Novell, Victoria University of Wellington

ALP pledge a ‘game changer’: AEU

The Australian Labor Party’s $1.75 billion commitment to early childhood education puts pressure on the coalition government to reverse cuts and provide certainty to the sector, the Australian Education Union (AEU) has said.

3 months ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Labor says it’s time to close the gender pay gap, starting with ECEC

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has spoken about its plans to help close the gender pay gap, through strengthening the ability of the Fair Work Commission to order pay increases for workers in female-dominated sectors, such as early childhood education and care (ECEC).

4 months ago

by Freya Lucas