Winning for Women, A Personal Story by Iola Mathews is a new book which covers a time of major reform for women.
Mathews is an author, co-founder of the Women’s Electoral Lobby and a former journalist with The Age.
She worked for the ACTU as an industrial officer and advocate, specialising in women’s employment, for which she was awarded an OAM.
She was the advocate in the parental leave case and equal pay case for child care workers and clerical workers.
More recently she established writers’ studios in the National Trust property Glenfern in Melbourne.
“A great story of a moment of immense change for working women in Australia, and the people in the movement that made it possible” - ACTU President Sally McManus.
“Iola Mathews has written a fascinating insider account of how she battled for major reforms for women, especially during her time at the ACTU, where she won a landmark case on parental leave and wage justice for child care and clerical workers. It is so important to know the story behind these historic victories” - Anne Summers.
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