The Working Women’s Centre SA Inc
Offering free and confidential help with work issues
The Working Women’s Centre SA Inc (WWC SA) is a non-government organisation that provides free and confidential information, advice and representation to vulnerable workers residing in South Australia about their rights at work.
We have been operating out of Adelaide since 1979, and we are uniquely placed to advise, inform and represent workers on workplace issues including but not limited to the following:
Family violence & work
National Employment Standards
The Modern Award System
Interpretation & enforcement of employment contracts
We are also experts in gender-based workplace issues and take pride in assisting working women and gender diverse folk with their unique experience of the workplace.
We generally provide telephone advice, and if your matter requires it, we can arrange for a face to face meeting. We will not offer you a face to face appointment until we have provided you with initial advice on the telephone. We do not offer a walk-in service, and all face to face appointments are by appointment only.
We do not represent every person who telephones the service. We offer representation where we have the resources to do so, where you have a strong claim and where we are satisfied that we can be of assistance to you.
We are committed to empowering you through any representative process, and we aim to give you the tools to advocate for yourself and your colleagues in the future. We want you to have a deeper understanding of your rights at work.
We also focussed on working towards structural change for the inequities that arise from our casework and do so in the form of research, special project work and community education on workplace issues.
We are funded by the South Australian Department of Human Services – Office for Women and by the Australian Federal Government – Fair Work Ombudsman.
Important Notice regarding Coronavirus COVID-19
The Working Women’s Centre SA Inc is taking every precaution to help keep the community safe and healthy.
By taking on social distancing measures as recommended by the World Health Organisation. Meaning that the office is closed to the public & are not offering any drop in enquiry services.
The Working Women’s Centre will still be contactable via phone on 8410 6499 & the toll-free phone number 1800 652 697.
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. At any time people are welcome to leave voicemail messages after hours, however we are requesting that if possible, to direct enquiries regarding work related issues to our online form on our Contact Us page.
Aside from not being able to schedule any face to face meetings or offer drop-in enquiry services, the centre will continue its business as usual.
To learn more about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Australian workplace law, see this page on the FairWork Ombudsman website.
To find out more about Coronavirus (COVID-19) or if you have any concerns about how the Coronavirus may be effecting your health please call the Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. Or visit the Australian Government Department of Health’s website.
Please stay safe & healthy.
Fill out our Young Women & COVID19 Survey, & enter our giveaway
About the survey: COVID19 has made life harder for young women under 20 – by filling out our survey you are helping us build a picture of how young women have been impacted by the pandemic. We want to understand how this has impacted you, so that we can bring that information to our decision-makers.
By filling out this survey between 16th December 2020 and 31st January 2021, you will go in the draw to win one of our fantastic giveaway prizes! If you would like to go in the draw, please make sure you provide us with your contact details. You will have a chance of winning:
- one of two $50 groceries vouchers
- a $100 voucher to buy some lush plants
- a stack of feminist books, or
- a set of Working Women’s Centre merchandise (a t-shirt, socks and a tea towel).
Each winner will win one of these giveaways. By filling out the survey, you automatically go in the draw to win one of these prizes as long as you provide us with your contact details.
You can have 2 additional entries, (up to 3 per person in total) by:
– Tagging a friend/s on our social media posts promoting the survey
– &/or sharing our survey on social media . You must tag us in the post & your profile or individual post must be public.
If you are over 30, you can enter our giveaway by sharing our survey on social media.
We have created downloadable PDF fact sheets on a variety of useful topics for workers navigating work related issues. They contain helpful general information & case studies based on common issues/questions that worker’s approach us for advice.
In response to this current unprecedented pandemic, we have collated resources related to the Corona virus (COVID-19) from reliable sources. This includes general information & information for workers. We will continue to update this information.
We offer a variety of workplace and community organisation training programs, shaped by research and best practice. All training packages can be tailored to organisational need and new topics can be developed in consultation with your workplace.
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About our staff
The day to day work of the centre is carried out by a small team of staff members, which includes our Director, a Client Services Officer, three Industrial specialists, a Training Officer & an Administrative Assistant. Between them, they hold an immense knowledge of the issues and structures affecting working women & all areas of Industrial practise.
Our centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Anyone is welcome to call & leave a voicemail at any time. Alternatively the we encourage work related enquiries to be directed to the online form on our Contact Us page. We offer telephone based interpreting services for speakers of languages other than English.
Call us: 1800 652 697
In conjunction with other Working Women’s Centres, we run DV Work Aware, a program that can help your workplace to deal with the challenges posed by domestic violence at work.