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.
Latest publicationsOne year on and little change: An assessment of Scottish employer gender pay gap reportingResponse to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) BillGender Pay Gap Manifesto: Realising fair work for WomenClose the Gap briefing for Scottish Labour Debate - Women in Scotland
From our blogLockdown on the gender pay gapCoronavirus brings new focus to women’s continued workplace inequality The Gender Pay Gap Manifesto: the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections are an opportunity to realise fair work for womenClose the Gap research finds that fixed term contracts are amplifying the inequalities and disadvantage that women face in the tech industry
- "Women’s concentration in key worker roles, often hugely undervalued and underpaid, and disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care are two of the central causes of the gender pay gap...we need a serious and concerted response to women’s inequality, perhaps more than ever." Women's inequality at work is likely to be exacerbated by the current crisis. With women over-represented on the front line as crucial workers tackling COVID-19, action on the #genderpaygap is arguably more important than ever. Read more on our blog: closethegap.org.uk/news/… 21 hours ago17 hours ago by LivingWageScot
- #COVIDー19 will have a significant impact on the labour market. We must recognise our economic reliance on women who are the majority of frontline workers- long undervalued & underpaid- this is an opportunity to tackle the #GenderPayGap & get economic justice for women 👇 Women's inequality at work is likely to be exacerbated by the current crisis. With women over-represented on the front line as crucial workers tackling COVID-19, action on the #genderpaygap is arguably more important than ever. Read more on our blog: closethegap.org.uk/news/… 21 hours ago17 hours ago by AChristieSNP
- Good to see @MonicaLennon7 highlighting the challenges faced by the undervalued, predominantly female social care workforce. Today in Parliament, @MonicaLennon7 raised the concerns of care workers, warning that “not valuing carers is going to cost lives”. Carers must have confidence that they have the equipment & information they need to safely do their jobs on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. 1 day ago19 hours ago
- And let's not forget that the homecare workforce is predominantly women. It's time to address the gendered undervaluation of care work and ensure workers are safe. Home carers are key workers, and they're on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. They need to know they have the proper PPE in order to protect themselves, and right now too many feel unsafe, unsupported, and scared to go to work. 1 day ago19 hours ago by msakrit