Western Sydney University recognised for commitment to pay equity


Western Sydney University's longstanding commitment to pay equity has been recognised with a 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation.

The recognition marks the 12th consecutive year the University has received the award from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

This year, the criteria included leadership, learning and development, pay equity, flexible working initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, and prevention of harassment and discrimination.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover says the University maintains a strong commitment to gender equality, and will continue to explore ways to achieve an inclusive and fair working environment for both women and men.

"Recently, paid parental leave of eight weeks became available to primary carers who are on a continuing appointment with 12 or more months of service," he says.

"Other areas we are focusing on are improving the representation of women in senior leadership positions and reducing the pay equity gap."

You can find out more about the University's gender equality initiatives in the Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020 athttp://www.westernsydney.edu.au/genderequalityplan


8 December 2016

Media Unit