This weeks newsround includes articles from The Scotsman, the Guardian and others. Topics include occupational segregation, gender stereotyping and equal pay.
This weeks newsround includes articles from the Herald, The Guardian and others. Topics include occupational segregation, gender stereotyping and equal pay.
The subject of Stephen Hester’s bonus has been exercising commentators on politics, business, and labour relations. It has variously been framed as an issue of Stephen Hester’s honour, as a skirmish in the global war for talent, and of the awkward symbolism of one man receiving so much from the publically-owned pay pot while public sector pay freezes bite for other workers.
This weeks newsround includes articles from the Herald Scotland, The Guardian and others. Topics include occupational segregation, gender stereotyping and poverty.
The latest government statistics have revealed that an increasing number of women are being forced to give up their jobs because of the high cost of childcare. The number of women who have given up paid employment to stay at home and look after their children has risen by 32,000 in the past year. The average cost of full-time childcare is £385 a month but this rises to £729 for children under the age of two.
The UK coalition government has won a vote in the House of Commons to take forward plans to raise the state pension age for women. 500,000 women will now have to wait 18 months to two years longer than they expected before they can collect their state pension, costing them up to £15,000 each.
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This week we have events from the UKRC and a link to the UK Government's consultation on 'Strengthening Women's Voices in Government.'
This week we have events listed from Engender, WINNET8 and the UKRC and some news items on the 'glass ceiling.'
This week there is news on skills shortages, guidance from the EHRC and details of an event organised by WINNET8, a partnership project linking Scotland with Europe in tackling occupational segregation.
This week we have the Scottish Women's Budget Group reponse to the Draft Budget, more on Andy Gray the Sky presenter and news from Women in Technology.
Welcome to Close the Gap weekly. Here you will find a round up of events, news, latest research and consultations. This week we have news and events from Engender, Scottish Government and the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in SET.