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Western Sydney IEU Women’s Forum: 4 November 2021 (Zoom)



  1. Welcome, Introductions, Acknowledgement of Country

Elizabeth Heggart, IEU Rep at Penola Catholic College and delegate to IEU Council

Tina Ruello, IEU Executive member/IEU Deputy President


  1. The IEU Women and Equity Agenda 2021: Context, Issues and Challenges

         Pam Smith, IEU Assistant Secretary

  1. Guest Speaker: Natalie Lang, Branch Secretary of the Australian Services Union (NSW & ACT Services Branch)


Natalie Lang is the Branch Secretary of the Australian Services Union (NSW & ACT Services Branch).

She has worked with members in the water, transport, airlines, IT, private sector and social, community, and disability services industries for ten years, including organising workers across NSW and the ACT in the ASU’s historic equal pay campaign which achieved wage increases of between 23 percent and 45 percent for social, community and disability workers.

Natalie has been outspoken on the impact domestic and family violence has on members and society generally.

She has a degree in Social Sciences, majoring in Employment Relations from the University of Western Sydney.

Natalie is an active member of her community and a very proud Sydney Swans supporter.


  1. Thanks and close



Date:           Thursday, 4 November 2021


Zoom:          IEU Western Sydney Women's Forum

                      Time: Nov 4, 2021 04:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

                      PLEASE RSVP FOR ZOOM LINK


Time:           4.30pm – 6.00pm


Cost:           FREE for members.


RSVP:           Franca Castellano 02 8202 8900 or by 1 November, 2021