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Making Manufacturing Work for Women research launch event

Thursday 25 June 9.45 am – 11.50 am
Radisson Blu, 80 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

Close the Gap commissioned University of Strathclyde to undertake research into women and manufacturing. This event will present and discuss the findings of new research which maps women’s participation in the manufacturing cluster labour market in Scotland to identify patterns of occupational segregation, gendered skills pipelines, and gender difference in participation in related Modern Apprenticeship frameworks. The research also examines the impact of women’s participation on pay, and on the gender pay gap within the sector.

Shared Parental Leave

On the 5th of April 2015 new shared parental leave regulations came into force across the UK, which enables parents to share leave over the course of a year following the birth or adoption of a child. Parents can share up to 50 weeks of parental leave, by either taking time off together or separately.

EVENTS: SCOTLAND AND UK WIDE

In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.

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EVENTS: SCOTLAND AND UK WIDE

In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.

Looking to the Future: Race and equal pay - Friday 8 May 2015

10.30am - 12.30pm, Friday 8 May 2015
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG

Close the Gap and CEMVO are holding a half-day seminar for public authorities to support them in mainstreaming their equalities work on employment under the public sector equality duty. The aim is to provide a specific focus on race and equal pay, as public authorities prepare for publishing equal pay statements on race, including occupational segregation information, in 2017.

EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.

EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.

EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.

Older Women in the Workplace seminar

Women in the UK aged between 50 and 59 earn on average 20.5% less than their male counterparts, facing a gender pay gap significantly larger than the UK-wide gap of 14.2%, therefore it is clear that the impact of women’s labour market inequality is compounded over a working lifetime.

Scotland's gender pay gap remains high at 11.5%

Scotland’s gender pay gap remains high at 11.5%

No Pay Day

Today is No Pay Day in Scotland, which means that women will be effectively working for free for the next 48 days due to the gender pay gap.

Preparing for Equal Pay Statements on Race Seminar

10.30 - 12.30 (followed by lunch)
Thursday 4th December
STUC Centre, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG

Close the Gap are hosting the first free seminar in the CEMVO Scotland's Mainstreaming Race Equality series on Thursday 4 December.

Events in Scotland

In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Tuesday 14 October 2014 is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Born in 1815 Ada Lovelace is thought to be the first computer programmer. The day aims to highlight the plethora of women in all areas of STEM and ensure there is a bank of visible role models to inspire girls and women interested in pursuing a career in science and technology.

Close the Gap newsround (49)

This edition for September and October captures articles related to the gender pay gap and its causes, including pay discrimination and occupational segregation.

Women and work: what next?

After months of campaigning, discussion and debate, what is arguably the biggest political event of a generation is almost upon us. With just over two weeks to go until the referendum, Close the Gap launched a new working paper Women and work: What comes next in a post-referendum Scotland?at a Constitutional Café event with Engender, Electoral Reform Society Scotland, and Scottish Women’s Aid on Saturday 30 August 2014.The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the implications for women and work in the context of the independence debate, to describe what needs to happen to effect positive change, and to identify the levers that are available in the event of either outcome.

RECRUITMENT-Close the Gap

Close the Gap Project – Development Officer – 34 hours(Fixed Term to 31 March 2016)

The STUC, the body that represents unions in Scotland, is seeking to recruit a Development Officer for Close the Gap, a partnership project with core funding from the Scottish Government. Close the Gap works with employers, economic development agencies, and trade unions to develop and implement strategies to close the pay gap between women and men.

EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

In this post you will find a selection of up and coming events and programmes relating to gender equality and women's participation in the labour market.

Close the Gap newsround (48)

This edition for July and August captures articles related to the gender pay gap and its causes, including pay discrimination and occupational segregation.

Gender equality, the referendum and beyond: Constitutional Cafe

Close the Gap are joining forces with our friends at Engender to host a discussion event on women and the referendum. This ‘constitutional café’ will be held at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow, on 30 August from 10.30-12.30.

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