- The 1968 strike by women machinists at the Ford car plants in Dagenham paved the way for UK legislation on Equal Pay (1970) and Sex Discrimination (1974). Over 40 years later how far have we come in achieving gender equality for in the work place and how far have we still to go? This policy dialogue co-sponsored by Alan Whitehead MP and Caroline Nokes MP, presents a range of expert views and analysis of policy challenges and priorities for the next government.
- If more is not done to address long-standing challenges of occupational segregation, the pay gap and unequal unemployment, the UK will continue to waste talent and weaken social and economic inclusion.
- Panelists responded to a comprehensive set of recommendations drawn from interviews with policy makers and decision makers in politics, business, trade unions, third sector and international research organisations.
- — Public Policy UoS (@PublicPolicyUoS)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:29:17Scarlet Harris, Women's Equality Officer, TUC "The key issue is how do we enforce legislation. Policies are there but not applied" #GenEqUoS
- — UCL Public Policy (@UCLPublicPolicy)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:32:23#GenEqUoS 80% fall in sex discrimination cases - which cover pregnancy rights- since charges for legal aid have been intro!
- — UCL Public Policy (@UCLPublicPolicy)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:41:31Due to sub contracting in the labour market, #GenEqUoS Lords speaker suggests the equal pay act is no longer fit for purpose.
- — Ro Marsh (@Guineveretoo)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:39:50Margaret Prosser - if you take your foot off the accelerator wrt equality, you don't just stop, you start rolling backwards. #GenEqUoS
- — Public Policy UoS (@PublicPolicyUoS)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:44:30Baroness Margaret Prosser OBE: "Flexible working rights should be available to all, to prevent resentments and promote fairness" #GenEqUoS
- — Ro Marsh (@Guineveretoo)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:46:22Despite constant talk about austerity, UK ione of wealthiest countries and can afford to do better on equality - Margaret Prosser #GenEqUoS
- — Pauline Leonard (@PaulineLeonard)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:50:43
- — Jan Peters (@Jan_Katalytik)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:50:23
- — Ro Marsh (@Guineveretoo)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:53:52Baroness Prosser - many rights gained from Europe. Part-timers, agency workers, annual leave, working time. Beware! #GenEqUoS
- — Public Policy UoS (@PublicPolicyUoS)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:54:27Baroness Margaret Prosser OBE: "Too many women with good jobs before children forced to take lower paid jobs on returning to work" #GenEqUoS
- — Ro Marsh (@Guineveretoo)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:58:49Gill Rider relating her personal experience of being one of few women in the workplace and becoming most senior woman #GenEqUoS
- — Public Policy UoS (@PublicPolicyUoS)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:56:57Dr Gill Rider: "We have come a long way in Gender Equality but we still have male centric executives in most organisations" #GenEqUoS
- — Pauline Leonard (@PaulineLeonard)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:58:01
- — Public Policy UoS (@PublicPolicyUoS)Thu, Jun 11 2015 17:59:53Dr Gill Rider: "There isn't a five minute answer to this. You have to systematically understand values and policies" #GenEqUoS
Gender Equality at Work 2015: New Policies for Old Challenges
Policy Dialogue event by Work Futures Research Centre, University of Southampton
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