Keele UCU International Women’s Day 2016 Event

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Please join us – and invite your colleagues (non-members and non-women are welcome!) – to celebrate and commemorate International Women’s Day 2016 from 12-1pm, Monday 7 March in WM1.02 (Walter Moberly Building).

Rhiannon Lockley – West Midlands Women’s Officer – will be speaking about the gender pay gap in addition to providing an update on TEF, the findings of the UCU sexual harassment survey, the changes in FE (and the future of education in the UK).

2016 is the year of Pay Parity – the focus of IWD around the world will be on working to end the gender pay gap. The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take 117 years to close the gap at current rates. There are lots we can do to speed up that process, including pledging for parity.

We will also be showing the UCU’s film, ‘A Woman’s place is in the Union‘, which highlights the relationship between immigrant working class struggles for suffrage and workers’ rights and the establishment of International Women’s Day: