Date: Tuesday 24 July
UNISON welcomes EOC 'Gender Agenda'
Largest public service union highlights need to address discrimination
in pay and at work
In welcoming today's publication of 'Completing the Revolution';
EOC Scotland's final report, which warns that sex equality is still
generations away; UNISON, Scotland's largest public service trade
union is urging the government to fund equal pay in the public services.
Glyn Hawker, UNISON's Scottish Organiser said; "The EOC's report
and this campaign comes at a very necessary time. In particular
the long and painful progress to wards equal pay in Scotland's essential
public services must be resolved if we are to have a positive impact
on both the pay and the status of women workers.
"It is 30 years since the Equal pay Act became law, yet 'women's
work' - cleaners, caterers and carers, classroom assistants and
clerical staff - is still not fairly rewarded.
"UNISON will be supporting the Gender Agenda campaign, and will
be publicising it with our 160,000 plus members, to employers and
to the government, who need to make money available to tackle the
For Further Information Please Contact: Glyn Hawker, Scottish
Organiser 07876 441 237 (m) Chris Bartter (Communications Officer)
07715 583 729(m)