Unions slam Glasgow City Council for ‘breaking promises on equal pay’
Unison and GMB warn of industrial action if council fails to work with claimants on settlement
GLASGOW CITY Council has been accused of breaking its promise to negotiate a settlement of equal play claims put forward by over 7,000 predominantly low-paid women.
The council agreed in January to settle the dispute without legal challenge after a ruling confirmed that pay structures put in place in 2006 were discriminatory.
Women's rights are human rights: Six ways @ScotGov can go 'further, faster' in tackling gender inequality
Human rights report to UN says more action is needed on women’s rights in Scotland
A NEW report by the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has called on the Scottish and UK governments to take action to protect women’s economic, social and political rights.
Liberation movements 50 years on: Has the spirit of '68 been lost?
Journalist Caitlin Logan explores the challenges and opportunities for social equalities movements today in the context of the legacy of ’68
“THERE’S NO doubt that ’68 and the political generation before and after that was a very important moment in a lot of countries, setting up political struggles we are left with today. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for that time.”
How Spain’s feminist uprising is bringing women together across social and political divides
A Basque Country activist and professor tells CommonSpace why a controversial rape trial has sparked mass feminist protests
FOR THE second time this year, Spanish women have taken to the streets in their thousands to protest the country’s patriarchal systems – this time, taking aim at the criminal justice system.
Last week, a court in Pamplona ruled that five men were guilty of ‘sexually abusing’ an 18-year-old woman during the city’s bulls festival in 2016, but acquitted them on charges of gang rape, resulting in significantly lighter sentences.
‘Stay angry’: Activists urge the public to keep Tories under pressure to scrap two child cap
Protestors in Edinburgh against the family cap and rape clause say nothing less than a full u-turn will address injustice
A DEMONSTRATION in Edinburgh against the UK Government’s controversial two child cap on tax credits and the associated “rape clause” on Thursday (19 April) offered a rallying cry to opponents of the policy to keep the issue in the spotlight and “stay angry”.
Public reporting will not shift pay gap, experts warn
Campaigners suggest deeper cultural change required to end pay inequality
MOST EMPLOYERS will fail to take any action on pay gap figures, employment equality charity Close the Gap has said.
In line with new UK-wide regulations, private and third sector organisations with over 250 employees were required to report on their gender pay gap by 4 April, and the figures reveal that men continue to earn more than women in many sectors.