The Queensland Working Women's Service Inc (QWWS) provides a free confidential and supportive telephone advisory service for women about work-related issues such as: pay and conditions, unfair dismissal, discrimination, sexual harassment and workplace bullying.
Access to our service is via our telephone number 07 3211 1440 or freecall number 1800 621 458, where you can talk with our staff about your workplace situation. We target our services to vulnerable working women and give particular attention to:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women
- Women from non- English speaking culturally diverse backgrounds
- Women who have a disability
- Women in regional, rural and remote areas
- Women with family responsibilities
- Women of mature age
- Young women
- Women in low paid jobs
- Women entering the workforce
- Women on 457 visas
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Working Women and Domestic Violence - important information you may need: DV and Work Resources
REPEAL OF OUTWORKERS CODE IN QLD
Migrant women outworkers in the clothing industry in Queensland are about to become more vulnerable.
The Newman Government in Queensland has announced it is repealing the Queensland Outworkers Code of Practice, which allows transparency and monitoring of clothing supply chains in Queensland, facilitating assistance for migrant women outworkers in these supply chains.
QWWS is supporting FairWear to stop this move - visit their website for more information on how you can help: FairWear
QWWS is supported through membership and donations. QWWS membership form 2012
Save the date: QWWS is hosting the Our Work Our Lives (women and industrial relations) conference on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 May 2014. The conference venue is Mercure Gold Coast Resort. In early January 2014 a conference website will be available with frequently added information. Register your interest here