‘Women, Work, Equality: From Dagenham to the Coalition Cuts’ Podcast

Professor Maggie Humm reported that the ‘Women, Work, Equality: From Dagenham to the Coalition Cuts’ event was a key finale to our successful seminar series, ‘women are being hit disproportionately by the Budget cuts. Studies show they will carry three-quarters of the burden because they rely more on benefits, and two-thirds of public sector workers are women (77% of the NHS). Women are also over-represented in part-time and hourly paid jobs. Already more than 30,000 women a year lose their jobs due to pregnancy’.

Sarah Boston, award-winning film maker, showed her very moving film of interviews with the original Ford Dagenham women
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. Anna Bird, Head of Policy and Campaigns at the Fawcett Society, described the Fawcett campaigns and the fight to have the government conduct equality-audits. Bea Campbell, award-winning journalist and one of Britain’s leading feminist voices, suggested new ways of thinking equality; and Tim Hall was instrumental in the successful campaign for a London Living Wage at UEL. The event was chaired by Professor Maggie Humm. It was a fascinating and informative seminar.

A full audio recording of the seminar  is available here: Women Work Equality

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