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Close the Gap works in Scotland on women’s participation in the labour market.

We work with policymakers, employers and employees to influence and enable action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work.

  • EngenderScot profile image๐Ÿ“ขShare your views on surrogacy in Scotland! Ahead of our submission to the @scotlawcom consultation on surrogacy law, we're keen to find out what people in Scotland think about surrogacy & wider issues. Find out more & fill in our 5 minute survey here: engender.org.uk/news/blo… Twitter embedded image 2 days ago by EngenderScot
  • closethepaygap profile imageThese jobs are predominantly done by women bc they’re more likely to be part-time & seen as “women’s work”. The skills involved “caring, welcoming and being customer service driven” are not “traditional female skills” but they are undervalued & underpaid bc they’re seen this way
    closethepaygap profile imageRetail jobs typically done by women, often part-time customer service roles, are disappearing due to the rise in online shopping. The analysis here as to why automation is affecting more women’s jobs than men’s is just lazy old gender stereotyping ๐Ÿ™„ theguardian.com/money/20… 3 days ago
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  • closethepaygap profile imageRetail jobs typically done by women, often part-time customer service roles, are disappearing due to the rise in online shopping. The analysis here as to why automation is affecting more women’s jobs than men’s is just lazy old gender stereotyping ๐Ÿ™„ theguardian.com/money/20… 3 days ago
  • Allwork_space profile imageA report by @closethepaygap analyses how employees in #Scotland used #flexibleworking between 2010 and 2015, and evaluates the #UK government’s decision to extend flexible working to all employees. allwork.space/2019/09/fl… #FlexibleWorkspace #GenderGap #FutureOfWork #Flexibility Twitter embedded image 4 days ago by Allwork_space
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