On 8 March we celebrate International Women’s Day, when we highlight the fight for gender equality and advocate for the rights of women in the workplace, in the community and across society as a whole.
Key facts in the Council
69% of workers in the City of Edinburgh Council are women. This is 67% of local government employees and 78% of teachers.
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Join the branch AGM on Thursday 24 March
Your branch AGM will be held on Thursday 24 March from 4pm to 6:30pm—email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your invite to come along.
Nominations closed on 28 February, please find the list of nominees and some comments on these below.
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This International Women’s Day, our branch would like to draw attention to the historical successes women have achieved within the union movement.
In the past, as now, women within the workforce have struggled with low, sometimes poverty wages and insecure terms and conditions.
Take our survey on women and trade unions in the Council
Cradley Heath chainmakers’ fight for a fair wage
In 1910 the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath won a battle to establish the right to a fair wage following a 10-week strike. This landmark victory changed the lives of thousands of workers who were earning little more than ‘starvation wages’.
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The Menopause in Work survey, which was launched at the STUC women’s conference in Glenrothes on 30 October, is open until 1 December 2017.
The STUC women’s committee is interested in investigating how Scottish employers are responding to menopause in work and what the experiences of women in the workplace are. We would like you to complete this survey as honestly as you can. Your personal data will always be kept 100% confidential and is open to men and women, union members and non-union members.
We encourage you to share the survey with friends, family, and colleagues in order that we may use the broad trends gathered from this data to influence and create guidance for workplaces, in order to enhance the experience of hundreds of thousands of women at work during this time in their lives.
Complete the survey