- 2012 National Women's Conference
- 28 September 2011
Privatisation and cuts to care providers and the Public Sector are driving down women’s wages and resulting in increased job losses in these areas.
Women are known to be the predominant users of public services and are therefore more disadvantaged by this.
The loss of wages and reduction in wages impacts greater on single income households and lone parents.
The whole of the above results in women and their roles in society being devalued and their ability to be active in society reduced. This in turn impacts on the woman and her family’s self esteem and health.
Conference calls upon the National women’s Committee to:
1)Work with all appropriate bodies such as the Fawcett Society to challenge cuts and changes that impact on women’s jobs to continue to publicise and monitor the impact the cuts have to low paid women workers and provide publicity materials.
2)Work with UNISON Welfare to ensure women receive advice and provide financial support if required and work with UNISON Education to promote and encourage women to access further training and education in order to increase their self worth and value.