Nov 14

Equal Pay Day 2014 BPW Club National Competition

The judging panel consisting of Past President Marilyn Forsythe, Director of Young BPW Erin Chew and Young BPW Awardee Mayase Jere, has decided the winning entries in the EPD Club Competition. There were more entries this year and three categories; winning clubs receive $200.  Check out all of the winning entries here.

Congratulations to:
Category 1.  Best Equal Pay Day slogan/message: BPW Joondalup
Category 2.  Best article on an Equal Pay Day club event: BPW Adelaide
Category 3.  Best media coverage: Joint winners: BPW Coffs Harbour and BPW Joondalup

Aug 14

Gender Pay Gap Grows to 18.2% Less for Women in 2014

BPW Australia is disturbed by the almost 1% increase in the pay gap between men and women over the past 12 months. Despite all attempts by government to ensure better workplace practices, somehow employers are missing the mark.

BPW Australia calls upon the government to educate employers about the concept of a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, and end the secrecy of what men earn in their pay packet compared to women. If there was improved transparency around what workers were paid, women would be better valued for the work they do to keep the Australian economy burning. Read more…

Mar 14

BPW Australia joins coalition to fight government gender reporting changes

They unofficially call themselves the ‘Coalition for Working Women (CWW)’. And they’re willing to use their combined power to do whatever it takes to see Australian businesses report on the gender composition of their workforces.

A united front of business and women’s groups met in Canberra Tuesday to lobby against the Abbott government’s proposal to scale back gender reporting requirements under the Workplace Gender Equality Act. The current regulations require companies with more than 100 employees to report on gender metrics like pay, promotion, retention and recruitment. Read more…

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