Celebrating our fantastic women union members
There’s no doubt that the rights of all workers, including their health and safety, are better protected if they belong to a trade union.
On International Women’s Day (8 March), we’re celebrating the key role Accord has played in protecting and improving the working lives of women members whilst, at the same time, recognising the issues that specifically impact them at work and what more we need to do to create workplaces where they can thrive.
Some recent progress we’ve made includes:
- Closing the gender pay gap (although still a way to go)
- Ensuring pay transparency
- Supporting individual women to challenge pay and pension disparity
- Increasing visibility of menopause by developing the Menopause Promise as well as training our very own Menopause Advocates
- Improving LBG’s wellbeing offering in a pilot that provides free period products for colleagues
So, whilst we celebrate our successes and those of our fantastic women members, we’ll also use today to shine a spotlight on our agenda for change – there’s plenty more to do.
We need more women to participate in our democratic structures to help us protect women workers and achieve decent, strong, diverse and equal workplaces.
If you’re interested in learning more, please email: [email protected]
Happy International Women's day
International Women's Day (IWD) takes place on 8 March every year. It's a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year, the theme is #EmbraceEquity
Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. And it's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality. The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren't enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. Read more about this here.
Show your support
- Use today to celebrate women's achievements. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity.
- Use the hashtag #EmbraceEquity and upload a picture giving yourself a hug
- The #IWD23 hashtag can also be used to unite conversations online
- Show your support by dressing in campaign colours (purple, green and white) to represent justice, dignity, hope and purity
There's plenty of useful resources available on the IWD site.
International Women's Day
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination. Take action to drive gender parity. Read more about International Women's Day 2023 and how to get involved.
TUC: International Women's Day - get involved
Here are a few items you might be interested this International Women's Day.
UNI Global Union: Health and safety is a fundamental right
UNI Global Union are focusing on the issue of health and safety for women workers to mark International Women's Day. Let’s rise together for women, let’s rise together for health and safety at work!