Moving forward on women’s campaigns
Twenty women from across all RTBU divisions met recently for the biannual Women’s Campaigns Committee (WCC) meeting.
Women are vastly underrepresented in the transport industry with figures showing that only around 8 per cent of STA employees, 16 per cent of Sydney Trains employees and 24 per cent of NSW Trains employees are female.
There are many real and perceived barriers in the industry which prevent the recruitment, retention and progression of women across our transport network.
The WCC discussed these issues and have agreed on concrete ways to move forward and improve conditions for women, such as by campaigning to ensure that domestic violence clauses are included in all agreements and comparing different employers’ policies on issues which impact women, such as their professional development, flexibility of shifts, and access to a maternity uniform.
Here are some pics from the day.