Want to know about an upcoming gender equality event near you? Or how to get involved with one of our Member Organisations?
AGEC has developed an easy to use Event Calendar for our Members and Subscribers that tells you everything you need to know about –
It even tells you how to get there! Click here to see the calendar
If you’re a Member Organization, your login will allow you to log your event details and a link to your own website or event portal. Click here to add a new event.
AGEC 2021 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Gender Equality Council will be held on Thursday 25th November 2021 at 1pm and will be accessible virtually via Zoom. Representatives from AGEC Member Organisations are invited to attend. The AGM will hear from the Chair and CEO on AGEC activities for the year just past, and AGEC’s plans for the coming year. The annual Director Elections are held at the AGM. Full details of the meeting and registration procedures will be provided in the Notice of Meeting emailed to Members on 4th November 2021.
What is Equal Pay Day?
Equal Pay Day marks the additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work, on average, to earn the same amount as men earned that year. In 2021, 31 August was Equal Pay Day and so we are holding this date as a place marker for 2022 Equal Pay Day.
Each year WGEA calculates the national gender pay gap and the date of Equal Pay Day using the latest Average Weekly Earnings seasonally adjusted data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The Facts of (Un)Equal Pay
In 2021 The national gender pay gap was 14.2%. On average, women working full-time earned $1,575.50 while men working full-time earned $1,837.00. Full-time average weekly earnings difference between women and men is $261.50. Let’s hope it improves for 2022!
More information on the Gender Pay Gap and what will happen in 2022
We will update this post when we know more in 2002.
In the meantime, please see AGEC’s Resources page for information on the gender pay gap https://www.agec.org.au/resources/gender-pay-gap/.
Also the WGEA website has resources and tools on equal pay and addressing the gender pay gap in your workplace. https://www.wgea.gov.au/the-gender-pay-gap/equal-pay-day. The Equal Pay Alliance website has information on Equal Pay Day, the Alliance and Events https://www.equalpayday.com.au