In Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minster, she proclaimed her Government’s mission was to tackle ‘burning injustices’ in Britain. But preparing for Brexit has dominated Government thinking since then.
This is according to the May 2018 report on ‘burning injustices’ in Britain (pdf), by Bright Blue and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
In July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Unison, making workplace tribunal fees unlawful. Unison launched a legal battle which argued that the fees of up to £1,200 discriminated against women and other groups of workers.
With the June 2017 general election fast approaching, and the contest looking closer than anticipated, Natalie Sedecca looks at the issue of human rights and civil liberties.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative have published a July 2016 article on Brexit – stating that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could jeopardize the stability of women’s rights in the UK.
Brexit is both a negative and positive for women engineers, says Dr Sarah Peers, Vice President of the Women’s Engineering Society, in July 2016.
The chair of the Low Pay Commission, Sir David Norgrove, wrote in a letter to the TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, in June 2016 that “the share of immigrants in the workforce has had little or no impact on the pay rates of the indigenous population”.
In a June 2016 article for Womankind, Lee Webster cautions against a rollback of women’s rights during Brexit.
In March 2016, EUmatters published an article on Brexit and working women’s rights.
A blog by Abigail McKnight and Tania Burchardt says that ‘Lord Freud’s widely-reported recent remark that some disabled people are not “worth” the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is not supported by CASE research’.
In August 2014, the Scottish Government called for further powers to deliver at least 40 per cent female representation on public boards.