Women members set to sort it out

UNISON’s women’s conference meets in Bournemouth tomorrow, where a packed agenda awaits. With the UK having just started its first full year under a Boris Johnson government, one of the dominant themes at conference will be continuing austerity – because, aside from the announcement of a rise in the national minimum wage to come in the spring, election campaign promises to end austerity have yet to be realised. Conference will be debating a wide range of austerity-related issues, from the growing crisis in social care – with its effect on the largely female care workforce and on women who are expected to be carers in the family – to the impact on women of welfare cuts and changes to benefits. A substantial motion from the national women’s committee calls for better funding for social care services, including better pay and service conditions for the predominantly female social care workforce. Observing that gaps in the social care sector are frequently filled by unpaid and informal carers – again, largely women – an amendment from the northern region points out that “the lack of children and young people’s provisions like Sure Start compounds this problem.” On welfare and benefits, a motion from the national women’s committee points out that, since “women head up 90% of one-parent families and are most likely to be in lower-paid jobs, where universal credit is required to supplement income,” ...
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Source: CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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