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January's news roundup

January has been a busy month for all of us at Close the Gap: we published the ultimate guide to the gender pay gap, launched our Equally Safe at Work employer accreditation programme, and opened recruitment for new trustees. If, like us, you’ve earned a break – grab a hot drink while we fill you in on all things women and work.

Scotland revealed plans to become a world leader on gender equality.

93% of employers consider themselves to be working on their gender pay gap(but our research found less than a fifth had published an action plan).

Latest statistics show only 2% of early years professionals are male.

Close the Gap’s new employer accreditation programme Equally Safe at Work launched this week with a coinciding Parliamentary debate.

Thousands of women are set to receive payouts under their equal pay claims against Glasgow City Council.

Working reduced hours reduces stress for both working mothers and fathers BUT a) it's women who are expected to reduced their hours to do childcare, & b) part-time & flexible jobs rarely found at senior levels - Hobson's choice for women!

Non-disclosure agreements are being used to mask the true number of women facing pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

Asda workers win a landmark ruling in their equal pay claims.

Finally, Close the Gap is launching our new research Still Not Visible: Research on Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Experiences of Employment in Scotland in an exciting conference next month. You can sign up here.

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