AFUWAustralian Federation of University Women
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The AFUW, for example, argued that anything different would, 'perpetuate the inequities that currently prevail in the treatment of workers in casual employment, a growing mode of employment not only in the service industries where women a re clustered, but also in institutions that are under funding stress, such as universities'.
The AFUW, for example, envisaged a requirement for employment over a period of 12 months, albeit with an hours requirement well below full-time, and no requirement for service with the same employer: 'any woman should be eligible if, over the past 12 months, she has had an average of 10 hours employment, calculated over a period of 48 weeks'(AFUW 2008, p.