The NT Working Women's Centre
The NT Working Women's Centre was established in 1994. The Centre’s funding comes from the Commonwealth Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training. The Centre is a community based non-profit organisation governed by a management committee made up of volunteers.
ALERA NT, in conjunction with the NT Working Women's Centre, are delighted to offer our first training session for 2103 - Advocacy Training.
The Safe at Home, Safe at Work project - and the NT Working Women's Centre invite you to a free training session in Alice SpringsTuesday 9th April.
A helping hand for working women
By Brendan Phelan (Field Reporter)
(Published by ABC Alice Springs, 8 March, 2013)
Women in Central Australia who hit a problem in their working lives have a new way to handle it. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/03/08/3711415.htm
Last night the NT Working Women's Centre launched its new Alice Springs office, on the eve of International Women's Day.
Functions of the NT Working Women's Centre
The NT Working Women’s Centre provides free and confidential advice to women about work related matters. The Centre particularly targets services to those in a disadvantaged bargaining position, insecure and low paid work. The Centre gives 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 about to enter the workforce
- Women on 457 visas
Assistance for Women About Work Related Issues
The NT Working Women's Centre provides information, advice and referral for NT women about work related issues such as: pay, working conditions, unfair dismissal, superannuation, discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying.
Women can contact the NT Working Women's Centre to make an appointment. In situations where women require more ongoing support the NT Working Women’s Centre can provide a longer term case role. For example, in the case of an unfair dismissal or discrimination complaint, assistance can be provided to help women to prepare their forms and statements and support them throughout the process. Representation can also be provided to women who require it.
Services are provided throughout the NT via the phone and staff visit regional centres and some remote communities.
Group Training Sessions
The NT Working Women's Centre can provide group training sessions to women on topics such as: Women’s Rights at Work, Enterprise Bargaining, Discrimination, Bullying, Negotiating with Employers and the Fair Work Act 2009 > More