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


This meeting will look at a new Close the Gap paper which explores trade union responses to tackling gendered occupational segregation.

Occupational segregation is a major cause of the gender pay gap which sees women and men clustered into different types of work, and different levels of work. Women are typically found in low-paid work such as cleaning, caring and admin, and are also under-represented in senior management roles.

The aim of the meeting is to look at where we are in terms of addressing occupational segregation, and also to discuss the way forward given the experiences of unions so far.



11.00am Welcome and introduction
Anna Ritchie Allan, Close the Gap


11.10am Exploring trade union responses to occupational segregation
Lindsey Millen, Close the Gap


11.30am Open2All: Achieving diversity in recruitment
Davie Bowman, CWU


11.50am Campaign for equal representation of women in TV, film and drama
Natasha Gerson, Equity


12.10pm Addressing women’s under-representation amongst train drivers
Lee James, ASLEF


12.30pm Discussion: the way forward


1.00pm Lunch


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