Women of Steel tells the story of the 1980-1994 Jobs for Women campaign, a landmark in Australian industrial law. It has been called the ‘most important piece of discrimination litigation that has occurred in this country’ and compared to the Harvester basic wage case of the 1900s and the equal pay cases of the 1960s and 1970s’.1
They were the first group to take a complaint of sex discrimination at work to the NSW Equal Opportunity Tribunal. Their High Court victory against BHP set a precedent for the employment of women in non-traditional areas of work and the interpretation of direct and indirect discrimination.
In the Classroom
Stream Women of Steel in your class and download our Teacher’s Pack below. In the meantime, you can organise a school screening through our distributor Fan-Force.
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Stay tuned for our free Teacher’s Pack. It will include a Women of Steel study guide, lesson plan, powerpoint and discussion starters.
The Teacher’s Pack can be linked to the following areas with the Australian National Curriculum:
- Legal Studies
- Social Science
- Film Studies
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