Queensland Working Women’s Service CLOSURE. #SAVEQWWS
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After 12 months of campaigning directed at the Commonwealth Government, funding to our Queensland service has now been TERMINATED.
We have been told the reason for this is geographical and we are glad that Working Women’s Centres in the Northern Territory will receive funds.
BUT THIS MEANS THERE IS NO SPECIALIST SEVICE REMAINING IN QUEENSLAND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO VULNERABLE WORKERS – who are predominantly female, migrant, non-union and who do not know their rights.
After 22 years of service – QWWS has begun winding down – and even with four fantastic volunteers on the phones in the lead up to Christmas we are swamped with clients who are more than disappointed that we cannot assist them beyond general advice.
Our campaign website can still reach Minister Michaela Cash. We have made it easy for you to assist us with support or to tell your story in just a few clicks….
We will continue to use this website to keep you updated.
SOME MORE INFORMATION
Working Women’s Centres provide direct services to vulnerable women in Australia about their rights at work and with the objective of assisting women to remain in employment and reduce the risk of poverty, reliance on welfare or financial hardship.
We provide assistance to women experiencing workplace related issues, such as: domestic violence, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination and workplace bullying.
Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre has been operating since 1994, 22 years.
Working Women’s Centre South Australia has been operating since 1979, 37 years.
Working Women Queensland has been operating since 1994, 22 years.
SIGN OUR PETITION
Show your support to prevent the closure of these crucial services by signing our petition:
“Minister : Call to Action to get Funding: Keep our Working Womens Centres OPEN.” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
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Thank you to everyone out there helping us keep our centres open!
Working Women’s Centres