women workers

  • May 21, 2019

    Maria Miller, Chair of the cross-party Women and Equalities Select Committee, will present a bill to Parliament on 21 May which will prohibit employers from making women redundant during pregnancy and for six months after their return from maternity leave except in exceptional circumstances.

  • April 23, 2019

    Changes in working practices, demographics, technology and the environment are creating new occupational safety and health concerns, according to a new report from the International Labour Organisation

  • December 29, 2018

    Most fire and rescue services are good at keeping the public safe from fire and other emergencies, but there are concerns about how services carry out protection duties and the environment in which their staff operate, according to a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services

  • March 26, 2018

    A new analysis of official statistics published by the TUC on 23 March shows that when a woman reaches the age of 50, she will be earning on average £8,421 a year less than the average full-time male worker.

  • March 8, 2016

    Despite modest gains in some regions in the world, millions of women are losing ground in their quest for equality in the world of work, according to a new report prepared by the UN International Labour Organisation (ILO) as part of the its Women at Work Centenary Initiative .