Monday, 08 September 2014 04:51

Womens Committee Improves Flexible Work Rights Awareness

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After collecting members’ stories and identifying problems for parents in the workplace, the Women’s and Equity Committee have produced a an informative Flexible Work Arrangements Guide. Available here

“The committee was able to ascertain that although there were good provisions existing in collective agreements, members still weren’t able to access them –so our focus became about education of rights for members,” said Assistant Federal Secretary Christine Cooper.  In a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Inquiry Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, the IEU recommended legislative changes for employers to justify flexible work refusal, a formal appeals process and awareness campaigns to alert employers of employees’ rights.