Tag Archives: women

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Ending the taboo


Campaigners celebrated in 2016 when Parliament first voted to end VAT on sanitary products – the so-called ‘tampon tax’.   But two years later, women... Read More
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Zero-hours contracts up


Zero-hours contracts are again on the rise, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) published yesterday (April 23).   The contracts,... Read More
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‘Determination for change’


Unite Community activists in Durham are highlighting the disproportionate effect of Tory cuts on women during International Women’s Day today (March 8).   Unite Community... Read More
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A Brexit for women


Women’s voices are missing from the Brexit debate, missing from the table and it’s time that changed. This was the message from Unite’s London and... Read More
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Women rising up


A collective platform of women and women’s organisations in the UK launched this week to raise awareness of and campaign against the Turkish invasion of... Read More
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‘I felt humiliated’


It’s an open secret – most recently brought to public attention after allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein – that sexual harassment is common in... Read More
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Mind the pay gap


The Prime Minister has said more companies should voluntary publish their gender pay gap figures, a move Unite said would “amount to very little” in... Read More
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An economy that works for us


Neelam Verma today (Monday September 25) represented Unite speaking on the National Policy Forum Work, pensions and equality annual report.   She said, “On Saturday... Read More
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Against equalities


Julie Phipps, Unite delegate spoke at conference in Brighton today (September 13) to oppose motion 39 on decriminalising sex work.   Prostitution is not currently... Read More
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Equal pay now


Despite years of progress on the gender pay gap, the difference in pay between women and men is still wide — it now stands at... Read More
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Women lose out


Gender segregation within Scotland’s flagship Modern Apprenticeships (MA) programme is increasing, new figures reveal.   Out of the 50 MA roles analysed by Scottish Labour,... Read More
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‘No credible link’


Radical action must be taken to overhaul Britain’s system of corporate governance, a committee of MPs has recommended in a report published today (April 5).... Read More
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And the fight goes on…


It’s been more than a century since International Women’s Day was first proposed, but the pressing need for a day for women to voice their... Read More
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High heel ‘probe’


After being sent home for not wearing high heels on the first day of her new job at accountancy firm PwC, Nicola Thorp started a... Read More
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