THE results of an equality survey by NUJ Scotland will be revealed at the Stronger Voice for Women in the Media event in Glasgow next Wednesday.
Speakers include Sunday Herald editor, Neil Mackay, about his support for equality in the media; journalist and researcher, Fiona McKay, about media coverage of women in politics; and women journalists speaking about their personal experiences of equal pay, precarious working, freelancing and how male editors are not all ‘dinosaurs’.
The event at Strathclyde University is part of a project to strengthen workers’ voices, and improve opportunities, job security, career fulfilment and respect under the Government-funded Fair Work Framework.
Projects are selected by the STUC via the Trade Union, Fair Work and Modernisation Fund.
It has already been revealed that equal pay and equal treatment, lack of promotion and advance opportunities and inappropriate comments were the most frequent equality issues raised. A number of men also raised paternity and childcare issues.
Almost 80 per cent think there is a problem with the women and/or minority groups are represented in the media.
Some 20 per cent have complained to their own management.
Project worker, Fiona Davidson, said: “The event is open to all those who work in the media or with the media, irrespective of gender.
“There will also be a chance to ask questions and discuss the way forward to improve the representation of women generally and in their employment.”
Tickets for the event are available, here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stronger-voice-for-women-tickets-33394987306
For further information contact Fiona Davidson, women’s project worker at NUJ Scotland, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07775 795084
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A summary of the survey results with be available at the event and subsequently on nujscotland.org.uk.
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