Employment

Women continue to be concentrated into lower paid, lower skilled and often part time roles.


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Lower paid, lower skilled

Women continue to be concentrated into lower paid, lower skilled and often part time roles limiting their involvement in the labour market and their contribution to the Welsh economy.

They are also more likely to work in the public sector and areas where temporary and zero hours contracts are prevalent.

Women’s position in the labour market is a significant factor in the persistent gender pay gap and it is vital that action is taken to address this so that women can achieve and prosper.

You can read the most recent briefings and consultation responses we’ve written on this topic below.

 

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

March 2017

In this Briefing Paper, we explain why gender pay gap reporting will be a useful exercise for companies to carry out.

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Procurement and the Construction Industry

March 2017

In this Briefing Paper, we explore how public procurement could help address gender segregation in the construction industry and fill future skills shortages.

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Chwarae Teg’s response to Work and Pension Select Committee inquiry.

June 2016

House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee.

The Work and Pensions Committee carried out an inquiry into the future of JobCentre Plus (JCP) which considered the action needed to prepare JCP for changes due to be implemented to the services they deliver.

In our response we set out how these changes might affect women differently to men and our recommendations to mitigate this.

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Procurement and the Construction Industry

Briefing Paper.

June 2016

In-work progression in Universal Credit.

A new requirement within Universal Credit for some in-work claimants to increase their earnings is currently being piloted.

This paper sets out how this change could impact more heavily on women and the steps we believe should be taken to mitigate this.

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Improving the recruitment and retention of Domiciliary Care workers in Wales.

April 2016

Welsh Government consultation Domiciliary Care Sector.

Our response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on improving the recruitment and retention of Domiciliary Care workers in Wales.

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Response to Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry.

April 2016

House of Commons Women and Equality Committee Inquiry into Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination.

Our response to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

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Response to UK Government consultation.

March 2016

Mandatory Gender Pay Gap reporting.

Our response to the UK Government consultation on their plans to introduce mandatory gender pay gap reporting for companies with over 250 employees.

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Gender Pay Gap for Women over 40.

November 2015

Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry into the Gender Pay Gap for women over 40.

Our response to the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee on the Gender Pay Gap for women over the age of 40.

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Gender Pay Gap.

November 2015

This paper outlines the causes of the gender pay gap and the action needed to close it.

Despite some progress the gender pay gap still persists and is particularly marked for older women.

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Pressures, Promotions, Pay-rises and Parity.

September 2014

A study exploring the barriers to women’s confidence and progression in the workplace.

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Job Sharing in Senior Roles.

May 2014

In March 2014 Arad Research was commissioned by Chwarae Teg to conduct research into the benefits, barriers and success factors surrounding the implementation of job sharing in senior roles for businesses in Wales.

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Barriers to modern working practices for business in Wales.

March 2014

In November 2013, as part of the Agile Nation project, Arad Research was commissioned by Chwarae Teg to conduct research into the barriers and benefits surrounding the implementation of Modern Working Practices (MWP) for businesses in Wales.

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