Gender Equality Position Paper

Unions NSW values equality, justice, integrity and progressing the lives of working people. Unions NSW will, in partnership with affiliates, use its powerful civil society voice and formidable industrial influence to advocate to government and employers for workplace gender equality.

Unions NSW calls for a National Gender Equality Plan so Australia can meet its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 – gender equality.

Unions NSW advocates for all NSW workplaces to apply gender equity practices so:

  • all people regardless of gender, can access the same rights, rewards, resources and opportunities;
  • all NSW workplaces are safe from sexual and sex-based harassment and other gendered violence;
  • all NSW workplaces support those who have experienced such violence to recover; and
  • all NSW workplaces support those who use violence to change their behaviour.