Information for union reps

We work with trade unions to promote positive action to address women's labour market inequality.

In this section you will find information to support individual trade union representatives to tackle issues affecting women in the workplace, including information on:

Related publications

Close the Gap submission to the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative EconomyClose the Gap submission to the Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy The problems associated with the gig economy, insecure work and bogus self-employment have a significant impact on women.

Conducting an Equal Pay Review: the role of union repsConducting an Equal Pay Review: the role of union reps This briefing will give trade union reps an understanding of the role that they should play in taking forward an equal pay review.

CTG Working Paper 6: Invisible women, employment data collection in Scottish local governmentCTG Working Paper 6: Invisible women, employment data collection in Scottish local government As part of a joint initiative with the STUC Women's Committee, Close the Gap conducted research which was intended to assess the impact of current public spending cuts on women's employment in local government in Scotland, and to determine whether the anecdotal evidence is indicative of a shifting pattern of employment practice.

Equal pay and pensionsEqual pay and pensions This briefing highlights some of the key areas where women lose out in the UK pensions system.

Older Women in the Workplace: Balancing work with care This briefing covers some of the issues affecting older working women with caring responsibilities.

Older Women in the Workplace: Equal pay and pensions: women's inequality in retirement This publication highlights some of the key areas where women are disadvantaged in the UK pensions system.

Older Women in the Workplace: Health and safety issues This briefing covers some of the health and safety issues affecting older working women.

Older Women in the Workplace: The benefit of experience: older women's access to skills development and training This briefing covers some of the development and training issues affecting older working women.

Public sector equality duty:  A toolkit for trade union repsPublic sector equality duty: A toolkit for trade union reps This toolkit is designed to give trade union reps an understanding of the public sector equality duty as it relates to gender and employment.

Shifting the Balance: Exploring the trade union responses to tackling gendered occupational segregationShifting the Balance: Exploring the trade union responses to tackling gendered occupational segregation This resource outlines the causes of occupational segregation and the impact that it has on women in the labour market and in education and training.

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