Archive for hidden barriers

Gay students get death threats

More than 150,000 students in the UK have been bullied at secondary school because they are gay, a new survey found.Over two thirds of lesbian and gay pupils have been victimised by homophobic bullying, with abuse ranging from verbal abuse to violence …

TUC lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender annual conference

Several hundred lesbian and gay workers are gathering in central London over the next two days to debate a series of key equality issues at the annual TUC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender conference.Delegates attending the event at the TUC’s Cong…

Wimbledon pays women equally – but will Gordon Brown?

The Fawcett Society today issued a challenge to the new prime minister to be the first to ensure that women and men in the UK are equally rewarded for their work.Although equal pay legislation has been in force for more than 30 years, there’s still a p…

Remploy HR director hits back at claims she should resign over her handling of the factory closure announcements

Remploy’s HR director has hit back at union jibes that she should resign over the way her team handled the announcement of factory closures.Last week the GMB union, which represents the majority of workers at Remploy, accused the HR team of mismanaging…

Investing in disabled people’s skills could boost the economy by £35 billion

Improving the skills of disabled people to world class levels by 2020 would boost the economy by £35 billion over 30 years, equivalent to 18 months growth, and help tackle child poverty, argues SMF Chief Economist Stephen Evans in a new report, Disabi…