Provocation Piece – Fair Work

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Provocation piece – Fair Work Pheona Matovu   Pheona is co-founder of Radiant and Brighter, a community founded in 2012 which promotes diversity through education, inspiration and changing perceptions, after Pheona herself experienced years of unemployment as a result of immigration controls and gaps in employment support provision. Radiant and Brighter aims to deliver greater… Read more »

Case Study – Get Home Safe

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Get Home Safe: Safe Home Campaign   The Scottish Trades Union Congress is the national trade union centre in Scotland. With 40 affiliated unions as of 2020, the STUC represents over 540,000 trade unionists. In 2015, a group of young activists launched the STUC’s Better than Zero campaign with a purpose to end the use… Read more »

Provocation Piece – Fair Work

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Katherine Trebeck   Katherine Trebeck is Advocacy & Influencing Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.  She is a writer, a researcher (usually weaving together diverse pockets of knowledge), an advocate for change (especially in term of how we purpose the economy), She loves rain; the Scottish mountains; Australian wine; both country’s rugby teams; and cooking for… Read more »

Case Study – The University and College Union

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The University and College Union   As a trade union, the University and College Union (UCU), represents the interests of academic and professional support staff in the higher education sector in Scotland.  Over the past decade we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of temporary, casual and fixed term contracts being used by employers. … Read more »

Case Study – A History of Regulating Working Families

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A History of Regulating Working Families – Strains, Stereotypes, Strategies and Solutions   When researching what we could share for this Spotlight we came across the work of Professor Nicole Busby (University of Glasgow) and Professor Grace James (University of Reading) that highlights discrimination and work-family balance which has been impacted by legislation and policy…. Read more »

Case Study – Social Care Regulation at Work

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Social Care Regulation at Work   The care workforce is overwhelmingly made up of women and many care workers experience in-work poverty. The Social Care Regulation at Work research project seeks to contribute to the design of a future world in which law is used effectively to reduce inequality of gender, disability, race and class,… Read more »

Case Study – Inclusive Value

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Inclusive Value   Inclusive Value is an online resource for the construction industry to support gender equality and inclusion in the workplace. Developed in partnership between Equate Scotland, City of Glasgow College, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Sir Robert McAlpine, Inclusive Value is a digital tool that assists employers in the UK construction sector work… Read more »

Case Study – Close the Gap

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Close the Gap   Close the Gap is Scotland’s expert policy advocacy organisation working on women’s labour market participation. Since 2001, we’ve been working with policymakers, employers and unions to influence and enable action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work. Of central importance to our work is the gender pay gap and… Read more »

Case Study – Sexpression:UK

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Sexpression:UK – Relationship and Sex Education   Sexpression:UK was created to empower young people to make informed decisions about sex and relationships by providing them with comprehensive Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). It was set up to not only educate and empower young people, but also for university students, who can participate in their local… Read more »

September- October Spotlight – What you told us

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You said – we listened   In September and October 2019, we invited public feedback on the Spotlight topic of sport. We’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who shared their experiences and ideas. A full report has been given to the NACWG and a summary version is shared below. Please note:… Read more »