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Acknowledgement - Issued by Australian Bank Officials' Association, Equal Pay, 1970 Document Reg. No: HT 27773

Framed statement of acknowledgement issued by the Australian Bank Officials' Association (A.B.O.A.) in 1970. The statement acknowledges the role played by four of its female members regarding their contribution to the cause of women receiving equal payment as their male colleagues for undertaking the same work.

The members, Miss Jill Marion Heymanson (Bank of New South Wales), Miss Suzanne Margaret Davis (English Scottish and Australian Bank), Miss Margaret Elsie Tate (Australia and New Zealand Bank) and Miss Margaret June Shepherd (Bank of New South Wales), gave evidence in the Industrial Court in 1969 against their employers. The employers were judged to be in breach of the Bank Officials (federal) Award 1963. As a result, salary increases and back pay were awarded to the four women, and to all female bank officers employed at those banks, whose pay rates had also been in breech of the award.
Printed sheet of white paper behind glass in a wooden frame. Picture hook at top of frame. Black printed text on ABOA letterhead, a five-pointed star with text and initials inside.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Assumed Donation from Australian Bank Employees' Union (ABEU), 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 321 mm (Height), 272 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: women s issues, trade unions, workers, working conditions, banking industry, women s work, wages, equal opportunity, workers rights
Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE UNIONS
Secondary Classification: Banking & Finance
Tertiary Classification: wage regulations
Issued By: Australian Bank Officials Association, Australia, 1969
Date of Event: Australia, 7 Oct 1969

Matter heard before Industrial Court
Date of Event: Australia, 12 Feb 1970

Judgement handed down ordering the three banks to give salary increases and back pay to female employees so their wages were inline with their male counterparts.
Organisation Named: Bank of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
Organisation Named: Australia & New Zealand Bank Limited (ANZ Bank), Australia
Organisation Named: English Scottish & Australian Bank Ltd, Australia


Nerida Talbot Posted on 02 Oct 2012 8:39 PM
My mother is Suzanne Margaret Davis. I'm so very proud of her contribution to this (still) important issue and so excited to find her actions documented. She has amazing stories of this time and her experience at this hearing.

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