YEARS OF PROGRESS ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY BEING UNRAVELLED
A motion condemning the disproportionate impact of the Government’s policies on women’s wellbeing, safety and security was debated today at the Annual Conference of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union.
Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said.
“Women make up the majority of the workforce in public services.
“Public services are bearing the brunt of the Government’s savage economic measures.
“The cuts to public services, attacks on employment rights and the demolition of equality laws are all disproportionately hitting women.
“Cuts to local authority budgets are removing or reducing many services upon which women rely for help and support.
“Yet despite the evidence, the Government continues to display a callous disregard, and fails to take responsibility, for the adverse impact on women’s health and wellbeing and the consequent effects on their work and families.
“Years of important, hard-fought-for progress on women’s equality is being unravelled.”