GMB Scotland Marks Ten Year Anniversary of the Equality Act: What Now for Women Workers?
Today (Thursday 1st October) marks ten years since the Equality Act 2010 became law and GMB Scotland will be marking the anniversary with an online event, bringing together prominent lawyers and activists to discuss what the Act has meant for women workers, and what challenges still lie ahead.
The event is being hosted by GMB Scotland’s Women’s Campaign Unit, which is dedicated to organising women workers, to tackle pay injustice and inequality, and to challenge all employers and politicians, whether they be in local councils, Scottish or UK Governments, to properly value women’s work.
It can be watched live at 19.00 hours on Thursday 1 October or watched via GMB Scotland’s Facebook page afterwards: https://www.facebook.com/events/334544347769623
GMB Scotland Organiser Rhea Wolfson said:
“There have been many significant victories won for and by women in the past ten years but despite the Equality Act and other anti-discrimination legislation, women’s work is woefully and systematically undervalued and underpaid.
“The question is, what now for women workers? The COVID crisis has surfaced some of the worst unchallenged cases of chronic low pay and exploitation of working women, none more so than sectors like social care where workers have been placed in the eye of a storm.
“It’s confirmed what we already knew. We need significant political and legal interventions to build a proper framework that’s support campaigns being led by women workers across Scotland to fight for pay justice.”
Contact: Rhea Wolfson, GMB Scotland Women’s Campaign Unit, on 07850575023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org