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My boss wants to “friend” me on Facebook – can I decline his offer?

My boss wants to “friend” me on Facebook – can I decline his offer? | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
It's understandable you would want to keep your personal and professional lives separate. (So your boss wants to be your friend on Facebook - do you have to say yes?
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A minimum wage increase will benefit over one million women ...

A minimum wage increase will benefit over one million women ... | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
ACTU Australian Council of Trade Unions · ME Bank ... “The Fair Work Commission needs to consider the issue of pay equity as they make their ultimate decision in coming months,” Mr Oliver said. “Including the 58 per cent of ...
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Women's groups vindicated as gender reporting stays - Women's Agenda

Women's groups vindicated as gender reporting stays - Women's Agenda | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Women's groups vindicated as gender reporting stays Women's Agenda "This is recognition that increasing women's workforce participation from a global low of 58.4% and narrowing the 17% pay gap between men and women goes to the very heart of...
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Fair Work decision to up junior retail wages has industry group reeling

Fair Work decision to up junior retail wages has industry group reeling | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
The Fair Work decision to increase the Award wage for 20-year-old employees in the retail sector has angered key retail industry body Australian Retailers Association.
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CEOs want more women in senior roles - Herald Sun

CEOs want more women in senior roles - Herald Sun | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
CEOs want more women in senior roles
Herald Sun
Only 10.1 per cent of senior executive positions at Australia's top 200 listed companies are held by women. The Queensland Male Champions of Change, a group of 10 men in senior ...
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Govt watering down gender reporting

Govt watering down gender reporting | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
A coalition of women's and business groups has vowed to fight Abbott government moves to water down workplace gender reporting requirements.
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World Gender Equality Report 2013 is out! « brianiselin

World Gender Equality Report 2013 is out! « brianiselin | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
World Gender Equality Report 2013 is out! World Gender Equality Report 2013 is out! Not surprisingly, it is better to be a woman in the Nordics. The same cannot be said of Australia, wallowing down the ranks below Cuba, ...
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Parental leave scheme overlooks the fathers - The Canberra Times

Parental leave scheme overlooks the fathers - The Canberra Times | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Parental leave scheme overlooks the fathers
The Canberra Times
Giving incentives to new dads so they can take time off work could help to close the gender pay gap. Twitter · submit to reddit · Email article ...
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Good intentions don’t count without gender rules

Good intentions don’t count without gender rules | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
It is universally accepted that Australia needs to increase its productivity and long term fiscal challenges will place increasing pressure on the public purse.
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Hunting for the penalty rates evidence proves a tricky task –

Hunting for the penalty rates evidence proves a tricky task – | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
The evidence for the impact of penalty rates on the hospitality sector proves surprisingly hard to find. But there are some important clues ... (If penalty rates are hurting hospitality businesses, why is the industry experiencing healthy growth?
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Workplace Gender Equality Agency reveals financial burden of women who choose to become to mothers

Workplace Gender Equality Agency reveals financial burden of women who choose to become to mothers | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
WOMEN who have children lose 17 per cent of their wage over their career as a result of their decision to have a family. (RT @theGCtimes: "Shocking cost of motherhood" must read.
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Gender pay gap in Australia: are men paid more than women? | Crikey

Gender pay gap in Australia: are men paid more than women? | Crikey | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Everyone knows there is a double-digit “gender pay gap” in Australia. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency, using Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, puts that gap at 17.1%. In September last year it was 17.5%, ...
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More women in work key to productivity - The Australian

More women in work key to productivity - The Australian | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
More women in work key to productivity
The Australian
Melbourne's Grattan Institute has estimated that if women in Australia had the same participation as women in Canada our GDP would be about $25 billion higher by 2022.
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Top six gender diversity policies that work - WA today

WA today Top six gender diversity policies that work WA today Although women comprise 45.9 per cent of all employees in Australia, according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, they account for less less than 20 per cent of the Australian ICT...
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Making up for the motherhood penalty - Women's Agenda

Making up for the motherhood penalty - Women's Agenda | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Making up for the motherhood penalty
Women's Agenda
The Government's Workplace Gender Equality Agency says 44% of female employees in Australia are part-time, almost double the OECD average of 26.4% and comparing with only 16% of male employees.
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WOMEN FIGHT FOR PAY EQUALITY - ABC NEWS

Women who discovered they were paid significantly less than male co-workers and what they did about it. ABC News reports.
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Study reveals female entrepreneurs pay themselves less - Women's Agenda

Study reveals female entrepreneurs pay themselves less
Women's Agenda
Springboard Australia's chair, Wendy Simpson, says the feedback she gets from investors is that the gender gap is often more than just pay rate, it includes company cars.
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The typical new unionist: not a hard hat in sight, and most are women

The typical new unionist: not a hard hat in sight, and most are women | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
She cited the equal-pay case run by the Australian Services Union in 2012 as a ”great victory” for the mostly female social and other community workers it represents.
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In the gender debate, lack of action speaks louder than words - Sydney Morning Herald

In the gender debate, lack of action speaks louder than words - Sydney Morning Herald | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald In the gender debate, lack of action speaks louder than words Sydney Morning Herald After piecing together skerricks of information from the Business Council of Australia's public comments, it appears the government is...
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Gender reporting: Some cuts are OK, say women's lobby - BRW

Gender reporting: Some cuts are OK, say women's lobby - BRW | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Gender reporting: Some cuts are OK, say women's lobby BRW However, the groups are urging the Government not to cut too deep when it tables its revisions to the Workplace Gender Equality Act (expected this week) and their...
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Fix childcare before superannuation: Perpetual

Fix childcare before superannuation: Perpetual | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Perpetual’s head of equities, Matt Williams, has called for improvements to the nation’s childcare framework to be prioritised ahead of government plans to raise the superannuation levy over the next decade.
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Why women may earn less than men

Rachel Maddow spent a considerable amount of time on her Monday show defending her argument that men get paid more than woman. Maddow, who appeared on Sunday...
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Gender pay gap.jpg (1000x2911 pixels)

Gender pay gap.jpg (1000x2911 pixels) | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Global gender pay gap: Sure, overall summaries, but interesting (to me) that Australia << Switzerland << Canada
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Gender equality MDGs unlikely to meet 2015 deadline - SBS

Gender equality MDGs unlikely to meet 2015 deadline - SBS | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
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Gender equality MDGs unlikely to meet 2015 deadline
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University of Newcastle Associate Professor Martin Watts says as a wealthy country, Australia is setting a poor example of gender equality to the rest of the world.
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Every issue is a woman's issue - Workers World

Every issue is a woman's issue - Workers World | Pay Equity | Scoop.it
Every issue is a woman's issue
Workers World
Promote union rights; defend public workers and Social Security; demand $15/hourminimum wage and/or guaranteed income; extend unemployment benefits; pay equity; paid family leave.
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