The Working Women’s Resource Centre is an Incorporated Society, set up in 1984 for the benefit of working women.

The aims of the Centre are:

  • To encourage unions to become more responsive to the particular needs of working women
  • To encourage women to join unions and press their unions to represent their needs as workers
  • To alleviate discrimination in employment in order that women may gain economic and social equity
  • To be a voice for women in lobbying Government to promote women’s issues.
  • To have women empowered to press Government to represent their needs.

We provide advice on problems at work:

  • Dismissal
  • Minimum pay rates
  • Parental leave
  • Discrimination
  • Work-related injuries and illnesses
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Community Organisations
  • Which Union you could belong to

We provide:

  • Courses on your rights at work
  • Sexual and other harassment prevention procedures
  • A guide to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987
  • Seminars on legal issues for women

We also have pamphlets, posters and information about:

  • Trade Unions
  • Parental Leave
  • Child Care
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Health and Safety
  • EEO
  • Pay Equity
  • Living Wage
  • Holidays and Pay entitlements
  • Employment Relations Act