The Jimmy Reid Foundation is pleased to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017, by promoting the UN’s call to “Step It Up for Gender Equality towards a Planet 50-50 by 2030” so that the world of work works for all women.
The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. Employment is changing, with technological advances and globalization bringing unprecedented opportunities for those who can access them, but the downside is the growing informality of labour, income inequality and humanitarian crises – See more at: http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/
New analysis published by the TUC reveals that the average woman has to wait nearly a fifth of a year (66 days) before she starts to get paid, compared to the average man. For more information on what’s wrong, and the scale of the inequity see the TUC report https://www.tuc.org.uk/equality-issues/gender-equality/equal-pay/women-work-free-fifth-year-says-tuc