Women and economy

Campaigners have lost a significant legal battle against the government’s handling of the rise in women’s state pension age

The retirement age for women rose from 60 to 65, in line with men, and will go up to 66 by 2020, and to 67 by 2028. Women born in the 1950s claim the rise is unfair because they were not given enough time to make adjustments to cope with years without a state pension. They argued the changes were discrimination, but judges disagreed.

Structurally Unsound: Exploring Inequalities Project Report

The UK Government’s current approach to tackling inequality should urgently address the multiple levels of disadvantage that some people face, according to a new UCL report.

Structurally Unsound finds that women, working class, ethnic minority and disabled groups often face multiple disadvantages affecting their educational outcomes, employment prospects, home ownership, health and life expectancy.

The report highlights lessons learned and provides recommendations for policymakers and researchers to adopt when approaching structural inequalities.

I'm Sorry I Missed You - free new Ken Loach film showings

Free showings of Ken Loach's new film @I'm Sorry I Missed You' - focus on in-work poverty, a must see....

Unite the Union are promoting it around the country and the dates/venues in the North East are:

Monday 21st October:

Cineworld (Gate) Newcastle - 6 for 6:30

Showcase Teesside - 6:30 for 7

Cineworld Middlesbrough - 6 for 6:30

Tuesday 22nd October:

Odeon Metrocentre 6 for 6:30

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