Government launches advice for working women

Government launches advice for working women

The Government has launched help for women who may face redundancy.
A booklet ‘Real Help for Women Now’ had been published that gives information and guidance on employments rights, child care, skills and training.
Launching the guide, Harriet Harman, the equality minister, said that if a family member lost their job that would not meant that the family home would be lost.
She added that the forthcoming G20 summit in London would listen to the concerns of women through a discussion on women and the economic downturn.
She also spoke about how women were more vulnerable in a recession because of the gender pay gap and noted that, at 44%, it was worse in financial services than in any other sector. She told MPs that an inquiry had been set up into pay discrimination by the Equality Commission which would produce an interim report at the end of March. To support a fairer society once the economy began to pick up the Government enterprise strategy would provide support for women entrepreneurs through regional development agencies, she added.

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