Yesterday, we got a little glimpse of what the Tories really think Brexit means for our rights.
The Brexit Select Committee met yesterday, and took evidence on life after Brexit for what they call ‘regulations’ (and what we would probably call ‘rights’, ‘standards’ or ‘protections’).
Since the Referendum, the Tories have been offering some warm words on workplace rights. Of course they’ll all be protected, they promise…Read more
#£10NOW Real Living Wage Campaign
Better pay, better conditions. This has long been the mantra of much of the Trade Union movement and continues to be as we campaign for a Real Living Wage to replace the National Minimum Wage. The Real Living Wage of £10 per hour as advocated by the Trade Union movement is not some arbitrary and convenient figure like the tax paid by so many multi-national corporations. Instead it is an amount carefully calculated to be the wage in which you can start to live your life.Read more
On International Women’s Day it is easy to bemoan the fact that EVERY day should be International Women’s Day. But looking at my Twitter and Facebook feed today reminds me how incredibly powerful women’s voices are when gathered collectively, speaking our truths. It makes me feel proud that sisters are making their voices heard …and speaking up for other women who are less able to do so.Read more
Women need to join a union today.
Women in the workplace owe it to themselves to join a union and get organised. That doesn't mean just putting a card in your purse, sisters. It means rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck in.Read more
The job of the union movement is to stand up for all working people, but that task is only being served if the rights of women at work are at the forefront of everything we do.
That’s certainly the case at my union, UNISON, where over three-quarters of our members are women working in the public sector. Every day I see the range of specific challenges that women see in the workplace.