Wednesday 8 March 2023 is International Women’s Day (IWD). This year the theme is Embrace Equity. The theme for Unions NSW IWD is “Raising Up for Equality”.
The PSA CPSU NSW supports the celebration of women each year and IWD gives us the opportunity to reflect on the achievements we have reached in the fight for women’s rights and gender equality. It also encourages us to come together and consider the battles that still need to be fought!
Your union, the PSA CPSU NSW has fought for equal pay, equal access to job opportunity, paid parental leave and job security, flexible work hours, family and community service leave, lactation breaks and in the last year achieved with other unions 20 days paid domestic violence leave and improvements to paid parental leave entitlements.
International Women’s Day is also about the celebration of women worldwide and the promotion of economic empowerment, gender equality and basic human rights.
‘Women in the Union’ – Training course at PSA House on International Women’s Day
Come and celebrate IWD with other women union members at PSA House by registering for our course ‘Women in the Union’ to be held on International Women’s Day, Wednesday 8 March 2023. You can register HERE.
You will learn about the important role women have and play in building strong unions. You will explore the history of women’s participation in the workforce and the union, dealing with workplace sexual harassment, power, and assertiveness.
You will learn about your rights, entitlements, and responsibilities in the workplace. You will learn about the barriers still facing women in the workforce today and explore the reasons behind pay inequity. You will become more familiar about public sector flexible work practices. You will leave empowered to change your workplaces to be more equitable toward women.
Consent warning: this course contains discussion of sexual harassment and assault. It’s not graphic, but it can be triggering if you’ve experienced it. Enrol with caution if you think it may affect you.
International Women’s Day March in Sydney
The PSA CPSU NSW, alongside other unions and women’s organisations will be rallying together and marching from (11am) at Sydney Town Hall to Hyde Park on the Saturday 11 March in celebration of IWD.
Look for the PSA CPSU NSW flags on at Sydney Town Hall. Some will be red, white, and black, others will be purple with PSA CPSU NSW WOMEN on them.
Join with us to celebrate and show your pride in your union and its achievements.
Aware Super has developed The Super Women webinar series to support the financial wellbeing of women members and provide tools and information for women who are keen to make changes that will improve their financial situation.
Taking place to coincide with International Women’s Day, this program will run for 3 days from Tuesday 7 March to Thursday 9 March, with 15-minute sessions that you can opt-in to scheduled at convenient times throughout each day.
IWD is a timely reminder of the fact that women still face unique challenges when it comes to money. On average, women earn less than their male counterparts and generally have lower super balances. We encourage women members who are interested to make use of these valuable resources.
You can access further information about these sessions HERE