Bex Bailey, Youth and Student Rep on Labour’s NEC, explores the challenges faced by women in the workplace:
Women are being routinely failed in their workplaces.
According to the TUC, a woman in work today is earning 15.7% less on average than men. In spite of this, the Government has decided not to fully implement measures passed by the last Labour government, which would have required employers to undertake pay audits, weakening efforts to ensure equal pay in the private sector.
Women are far more likely to be working in part-time jobs, where the pay gap not only increases but jobs are often characterised by low pay and poor promotion prospects.