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09
Nov

Fawcett Society launch equal pay advice service | Equal Pay Day

Leading campaigning charity, The Fawcett Society, has launched an equal pay advice service, as new research reveals one in three workers are unaware pay discrimination is illegal.  The research, conducted by The Fawcett Society, has shown that a culture of pay secrecy persists in UK workplaces, which allows pay discrimination to thrive. Launched on the...
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02
Aug

100 per cent of UK employers have published gender pay gap data

For the first time ever, 100 per cent of UK employers have published their gender pay gap data. Under new regulations that came into force in April 2017, all employers with over 250 employees are required to report their gender pay gap data. All 10,000 UK employers that the Government has identified as having over...
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17
Jul

Women are still being under-represented in executive ranks

Women are still being under-represented in executive ranks, according to a new report. The report, conducted by Cranfield School of Management and sponsored by Aviva, highlights the lack of progress in improving gender diversity at the highest executive positions of FTSE 350 companies. Despite progress in female representation in non-executive board positions, the report identifies...
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05
Jul

Domestic abuse: BAME women and migrants in the UK fall through the cracks

The cries of domestic abuse victims have been hushed by the revelry of England’s success in the World Cup so far. Yet should they lose, local authorities have issued warnings for a rise in domestic violent incidents. Lancaster University found that incidents rose 38 per cent when England lost a match in the 2014 World...
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18
Jun

Meet Nicola, who traded life as a stockbroker for a career in engineering

How did a stockbroker become one of the relatively few women to forge a career in engineering? This is the story of Develop Training’s Nicola Smith, who hopes her experience will encourage more women to seek careers in engineering. According to the Women’s Engineering Society, only 9% of the UK’s engineering workforce is female. In...
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02
Mar

24-week abortion limit should be cut, says Conservative Vice-Chair for Women

The 24-week abortion limit should be cut, according to Maria Caulfied, the Conservative Party’s Vice Chair for Women.  In an interview with The House magazine, Caulfield called for a debate to about lowering the upper abortion limit. She said the current limit was introduced, “at a time when babies were not really viable at 24 weeks”....
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28
Feb

Herbert Smith Freehills offer gender reassignment surgery as employment benefit

Law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is now offering gender reassignment surgery as an employment benefit. The company has become the first law firm to offer to cover part or all of the costs of gender reassignment surgery for its transgender employees. Launched on 1 January 2018, the benefit will also provide employees access to psychological support...
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23
Feb

Gender Equality | YMCA Birmingham

Article provided by Alan Fraser, CEO, YMCA Birmingham On the face of it YMCA Birmingham – like much of the voluntary sector – doesn’t seem to have a problem with gender diversity. After all, about two thirds of our 120 employees are female and they even make up a clear majority of ‘first tier’ managers....
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