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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Gender pay gap in Scotland remains stubbornly high

Close the Gap have calculated the difference in pay between women and men working in Scotland using the latest Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) tables released from the Office of National Statistics.

Close the Gap newsround (33)

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

Close the Gap newsround (30)

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

Close the Gap newsround (29)

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

POSTPONED: Shifting the Balance? Tuesday 19 February 2013

'Shifting the Balance? Exploring trade union responses to gendered occupational segregation', which was to take place on Tuesday 19 February, has been postponed. It is envisaged that it will be rescheduled for a date in late 2013. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Close the Gap newsround (26)

This edition captures articles on childcare, occupational segregation, and issues related to the gender pay gap and its causes.

Close the Gap newsround (25)

This edition captures articles on equal pay claims, occupational segregation and issues related to the gender pay gap and its causes.

Close the Gap newsround (24)

This edition captures articles related to the gender pay gap and its causes.

Close the Gap newsround (23)

This edition captures articles related to the gender pay gap and its causes. There is also information about Close the Gap's next event.

Close the Gap newsround (22)

This week's newsround includes articles on occupational segregation, women and work and gender stereotyping.

Close the Gap newsround (21)

This week's newsround includes articles on occupational segregation, women and work and gender stereotyping.

Close the Gap newsround (20)

This week's newsround includes articles on equal pay, the underrepresentation of women in IT and flexible working.

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