Fawcett comments on Tories pledge to make companies publish gender pay gap data by ethnicity

Fawcett comments on Tories pledge to make companies publish gender pay gap data by ethnicity

The Conservative Party today pledged to extend gender pay gap reporting requirements to men and women of different ethnicities. Theresa May’s plans will also include the requirement to publish information on the pay gap at different grades of staff and age. Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers said: “Fawcett has been calling for gender pay gap data by ethnicity to be routinely collected so this announcement is welcome. The gender pay gap varies for women from different ethnic backgrounds, as our research has demonstrated. This data would help shine a light on the double discrimination BAME women experience in each workplace. “But data on its own won’t change society. Whoever is in charge after June 8th needs to require employers to also publish an action ...

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Women’s representation in Parliament ‘stagnant’ in June election

On the day that the final candidates are announced, new analysis for gender equality campaign charity the Fawcett Society finds that women’s representation in Parliament will flatline in the general ...

Women’s representation in Parliament ‘stagnant’ in June election
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‘Missing eight million’ women say they are uncertain to vote as Fawcett releases Women’s Manifesto

New Fawcett Society analysis of recent polling data finds that a ‘missing eight million’ women say that they aren’t necessarily going to vote in the 2017 general election. An average ...

‘Missing eight million’ women say they are uncertain to vote as Fawcett releases Women’s Manifesto
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Fawcett comments on failure to elect a single woman to Metro Mayoral position

Local election results today reveal not a single Metro Mayor elected. Chief Executive Sam Smethers says: “It now looks likely that every one of the six Metro Mayors will be a ...

Fawcett comments on failure to elect a single woman to Metro Mayoral position
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Fawcett comments on new research on gender pay gaps in higher education

The Times Higher Education Pay Survey 2017 published today, revealing that the gender pay gap for full-time university staff in the UK is closing at a slow pace for all academics, ...

Fawcett comments on new research on gender pay gaps in higher education
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Fawcett report reveals sexism ‘commonplace’ in Local Government

38% report sexist comments from council colleagues, one-third in council chamber 10% of female councillors have experienced sexual harassment Sexism is commonplace in local government with almost four in ten ...

Fawcett report reveals sexism ‘commonplace’ in Local Government
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Fawcett comments on government plans to issue guidelines on sexist dress codes

Today, the government announced that it will issue guidelines on sexist dress codes, but will not make it illegal for employers to insist that people wear heels to work. Fawcett Chief ...

Fawcett comments on government plans to issue guidelines on sexist dress codes
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Gillian Wearing announced as artist of Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square

• Gillian Wearing will be the first woman to create a statue for Parliament Square • The statue, of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, will be the first female statue in the ...

Gillian Wearing announced as artist of Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square
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Fawcett announces Spirit of Women Grantees

The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights, has announced the successful grantees for the Spirit of Women Changemakers small grants programme. The ...

Fawcett announces Spirit of Women Grantees
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Fawcett comments on new gender pay gap reporting regulations

From today, organisations with at least 250 employees will be required to publish their gender pay gap data, with an estimated 9,000 employers affected. The Fawcett Society has long campaigned for regulation to ...

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