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New online toolkit helps small businesses grow

Close the Gap are pleased to announce the launch of their pilot project, Think Business, Think Equality. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the project’s focus is on helping small and medium sized businesses across Scotland to grow, by realising the business benefits of delivering fairness and equality in the workplace.

Right to request flexible working has been extended to all employees

As of yesterday the right to request flexible working has been extended to all employees in the UK.

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 (47)

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

The Wood Commission publishes final report on Developing Scotland's Young Workforce

This week saw the publication of the final report from the Wood Commission, Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce. The core message of the report is to better exploit the relationship between schools, colleges, business and industry to mitigate any mismatch between the supply and demand of skills, and deliver a system which supports young people to make better informed choices about their future.

EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

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

Close the Gap newsround (46)

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

EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

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

Close the Gap newsround (45)

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

EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

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

Gender and 'Welfare Reform' in Scotland

Close the Gap has recently been involved in the development of a joint position paper on gender and welfare reform in Scotland. This important piece of work was led by Engender, Scotland’s gender equality organisation, in response to steadily increasing alarm at the impact of the UK government’s welfare reform programme on women in Scotland.

Close the Gap newsround (44)

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

New working paper: Shifting the Balance? Exploring the trade union responses to tackling gendered occupational segregation

Close the Gap has recently launched a new working paper, Shifting the Balance? Exploring the trade union responses to tackling gendered occupational segregation, which aims to assess what work is being undertaken by trade unions to address occupational segregation.

Close the Gap pays tribute to Professor Ailsa McKay

Close the Gap staff and steering group members are deeply saddened by the death of Professor of Ailsa McKay, Chair of the Close the Gap steering group.

EVENTS: Scotland and UK wide

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

Close the Gap newsround (43)

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

Close the Gap newsround (42)

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

Shifting the balance? Exploring trade union responses to gendered occupational segregation

Close the Gap Event Tuesday 18 February 2014 11.00 - 13.00 STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG

 

Close the Gap newsround (41)

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

Close the Gap newsround (40)

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

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