The AJIA is edited by Professor Nick Bisley, Head of Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University and publishes […]
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Since the early 1900s, women have used International Women’s Day (IWD) to demand equality and fight for equal pay, better workplace conditions, and the right to vote. In 2023, IWD continues to be a platform to advocate for women’s rights, and it is more important than ever to remember that this day is for, and about, ALL women, not just cisgender women.
Despite the decline of unions, there are many signs of worker resistance. This is related to rising inequality, union inroads into seemingly impenetrable occupations and industries, the development by unions of international links and digital tools, and the inevitable pressure for labour reform.