Standing up for women is at the heart of being a Soroptimist. Following an alert from WEN (Women’s Equality Network Wales), a number of Bridgend Soroptimists added their names to the letter sent to the House of Lords regarding the proposed changes to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.
At the WEN Gender Network meeting in March, members discussed the enormous risk that this bill poses to women’s employment rights – protections around equal pay, family-friendly policies, pregnancy and part-time working could be lost overnight on 31 December 2023. WEN then drafted the open letter to peers in the House of Lords, who will consider the bill for report stage on 19 April, urging them to protect women worker’s rights and asking for amendments to the Bill to achieve that.
Bridgend Soroptimists will be monitoring the progress of this Bill and intend to do all they can to ensure that women’s rights in the workplace (and elsewhere) are protected.
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