Join Celine Thomas, Kathryn Adkins, Caroline Hunt, and Guilene Marco for our first policy picnic, where we will be discussing women and work, in the present and in the future.
What is a policy picnic?
Covid-19 is shining a light on the inequalities that left vital services underprepared and which exposed poorly paid health and care workers, mainly women and disproportionately BAME women, to this deadly virus. The measures introduced to contain the spread of the virus have exposed how fragile work is, and how flawed our welfare system is. Women in precarious work have watched their income fall away and turned to a benefit system designed to penalise instead of support people at their most vulnerable. Women are bearing the brunt of this pandemic in so many ways. Our mission has never been more urgent.
As we begin to look to the future WE are launching a series of policy picnics to talk to our members about your experiences of the crisis and to hear your ideas for building back better.
☕ Bring your lunch or a snack and a cuppa to talk to your policy representatives and fellow members in an informal discussion that we hope will lay the foundations for our future policies and campaigns.
Sign up to be a part of the policy picnic, 13:30 to 14:30 on Thursday 7th May:
Join our Equal Pay and Equal Education teams in the first of our policy picnics to start the conversation about women and work, current and future. We’ll be discussing the impact of social distancing measures on the gender employment gap, the school attainment gap, vulnerable children and families, and the gender pay gap.
*This is event is for members only, if you would like to attend but you aren't yet a member why not join today?