Presentation on theme: "Organised crime 2 September 2014 The impact of public sector cuts on women Linda Hughes, unionlearn with the Northern TUC."— Presentation transcript:
Organised crime 2 September 2014 The impact of public sector cuts on women Linda Hughes, unionlearn with the Northern TUC
Public sector as an employer Both men & women in the public sector are more than 6% worse off in real terms in 2012 than in 2010. Around 66%of employees in the sector are women, compared to 41% in private sector. The OBR estimate 710,000 jobs will be lost in the public sector between 2011-2017.
Equal Pay Gender Pay Gap is likely to increase.
Cuts to childcare Cuts to childcare tax credit Cuts and closures of day nurseries and childcare After school and breakfast clubs rising costs or closures
Cuts to services Voluntary organisations Community organisations Adult and Community Learning
Tackling inequality through policy Most people living in poverty in the North East are working parents, not people on benefits. Minimum wage Campaigns such as The Living Wage; against Regional Pay
Equality Act 2010 – Section 149 Public authorities are required to pay “due regard” to the need to eliminate discrimination and advance equality of opportunity between women and men.
Further reading from the TUC - Representing and Supporting Members with Mental Health Problems - Sickness Absence and Disability Discrimination - Disability at Work: a trade union guide to the law and good practice - Domestic Violence: a guide for workplaces. - Tackling Racism in the Workplace - negotiators' guide - LGBT Equality in the Workplace: A TUC guide for union negotiators on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues - TUC Guide to Equality Law - TUC Women and the Cuts Toolkit - TUC-CIPD Guide to Managing Age Diversity in the Workplace - TUC Equality Duty Toolkit.