Please participate in an important research on COVID and it’s impact on our working lives


The Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) have commissioned a report by the University of Queensland (UQ) on the gendered impact of Covid on careers, and are inviting executives from our membership to complete the study. The report will outline the impact of COVID-19 on men and women’s ongoing working lives. It will also assist in providing recommendations to organisations, and policy suggestions to state and federal government as we emerge from the pandemic.

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Background The first part of the study is complete and involved a survey of 2000 men and women shortly after the national lockdown in 2020. It will probably not come as a surprise that the survey identified that women’s domestic workload increased dramatically, with women with children spending an additional three hours per day on care and domestic duties. This is on top of an already disproportional domestic workload between working men and women. Likewise, women reported greater levels of stress than men due to the impact of Covid on their working lives. Since the survey was undertaken, some states…

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