Strong unions need strong women! And they need them NOW!
There are a number of ways USU female members can active and contribute to our Union!
- You can become a member of the USU Women’s Committee which meets three times a year. The dates for 2019 are 7th March, 13th June and the 3rd December
- Join our Facebook group – simply search for USU Women.
- Look around you in your workplace – we want every woman standing together so we can make our workplaces as fair and equitable as they can be. Ask a colleague to join the USU. Hey you can join here!
The USU also holds a biannual conference. The next conference will be held in 2019.
WHAT IS THE USU WOMENS COMMITTEE?
The USU Women’s Committee was established to develop strategies to assist women activists in the USU and to increase female membership of the union. The committee also assists in the development of policies on issues affecting women in the workforce and society.
WHY NOT JOIN IN?
All USU female members are invited to attend the USU Women’s Committee, which meets three times a year. These meetings are held during the day on week days.
Those attending use the forum to exchange information and ideas on issues of importance to women workers across New South Wales. They also use the forum to develop policies and campaigns to improve working conditions for women and to increase participation by women in our union.
A driving force
Women of the union need to be active to ensure equal representation and keep womens issues on the union agenda. The Women’s Committee is the driving force in major campaigns such as:
- Paid Maternity Leave
- Pay Equity
- Work & Family
- Award & Agreement model clause development
If you to find out more about the USU Women’s Committee please email USU Women’s Committee Co-ordinator Sandie Morthen