Archive: Equality

Ed Miliband has criticised the Tory benches for lacking enough women

Tories slap down minister's all-women shortlist support

Women's minister Nicky Morgan's suggestion that all-women shortlists could be considered for the Conservatives has been slapped down by the party.

Opinion Former Articles

  • NASUWT: Equality cuts give employers green light to discriminate

    The Coalition Government’s decision to scrap equalities guidance for schools and colleges will leave teachers vulnerable to discrimination and harassment, the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, has argued today.

  • ERS: Report from 'Counting Women In' campaign on gender equality in politics

    A new report from the Counting Women In campaign has found that representation of women in local government remains stagnant after May elections, that at the current rate of change we face another 150 years before women have an equal say, and that political parties are key to getting more women into town halls.

  • Strike against cuts that 'wind clock back 40 years'

    Equality staff will strike tomorrow (23) against cuts that risk winding the clock back four decades and abandoning people who face discrimination and prejudice, the Public and Commercial Services union announces.

  • ESRC: New policies recognise needs of vulnerable sexual communities

    Following the implementation of new legislation equalities policy, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community is now an aspect of staff training in local government according to research at the Universities of Newcastle and Huddersfield carried out by Professor Diane Richardson and Dr Surya Monro. The research project is the springboard for a workshop on LGBT equalities, which will take place in London on November 6 as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science.

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