GMB Call For Women To Join Trade Unions At TUC Women’s Conference
Through collective bargaining, women can challenge discrimination at work, tackle unequal pay and the fight against the current anti-women UK Government says GMB.
GMB will attend the TUC women’s conference on Tuesday 8th March to drive forward workplace issues affecting women such as equal pay and joining a trade union. The conference will coincide with national women’s day on Tuesday 8th March 2016.
According to the Office of National Statistics the Gender pay gap for those in full time employment has remained virtually stagnant for the last 4 years increasing by 0.3% from 9.1% in 2011 to 9.6% in 2014.
Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB national equality and inclusion officer, said “We have a proud history of women activism in trade unions, characterised by individual trade union women activists coming together, supporting each other, campaigning on issues and achieving change to better the lives of women both in work and outside. Self-organised trade union women add value and strengthen trade unions.
Through collective bargaining, women can challenge discrimination at work, tackle unequal pay and the fight against the current anti-women UK Government. Male or female, a worker’s interests are best represented when they are part of a union.”
Contact: Kamaljeet Jandu on 07956 237178 or GMB press office on 07970 863411 or 07739 182691