Fashioning our Future â€“ NTEU Womenâ€™s Conference
In just over a week there will be over 50 NTEU members coming to the Union's annual Women’s Conference, taking place in Melbourne on 24-25 July.
There is much work undertaken to improve our Union and our workplaces. We start our conference with three eminent women whose work has always spoken clearly for women. The first is Sharan Burrow, newly elected President of the International Trade Union Confederation. Many of you know Sharan as someone who is a regular attendee at NTEU Women’s Conference and now with her elevation to the head of the international trade union movement, we are extremely proud of her.
Alongside Sharan, we also will hear from Professor Glenda Strachan, who is leading an ARC Grant dealing with gender and employment equity and strategies for advancement in Australian Universities.
Our third speaker is Philippa Hall, currently working as a pay equity consultant with the Office of Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.
We are very fortunate to have them with us at our conference.
For a change in pace, we are also reviewing the intense debates in the world of science, largely arising from the aggressive assault on peer review and independent research. We will hear from Anna-Marie Arabia, Executive Officer of FASTS.
In addition we will be talking around key areas of our work across the higher education sector such as:
- Where are women now
- Science in the Political Spotlight
- Workforce and Career Development
- Examining the EOWA Process
- Improving your lobbying skills
- Parental Leave Update
- Academic Freedom
- Intellectual Property and Moral Rights.
While the conference delegates work hard, there is always a spirit of enjoyment and collegiality. We always have the capacity to have a great time together, and the conference dinner is a special treat.