International mechanisms to revalue women's work: research

The report reviews different approaches to redress the undervaluation of women’s work and assesses their applicability to the Scottish employment context. The report finds that undervaluation of women’s work is a driver of the gender pay gap and makes recommendations to alleviate this disparity.


AfC: Agenda for Change

ALEO: Arms Length External Organisation

ASU: Australian Services Union

CCRF: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination of Against Women

CEIDF: Ile-de-France Savings Bank

CGT: Confédération Générale du Travail

CHRA: Canadian Human Rights Act

COSLA: Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

DFEH: Department of Fair Employment and Housing

DHBs: District Health Boards

EHRC: Equality and Human Rights Commission

ELC: Early Learning and Childcare

EPC: Equal Pay Coalition

EqIA: Equality Impact Assessment

ET: Employment Tribunal

EU: European Union

EWMS: Equal Wage Management Standard

FAPP: Federal Act on Public Procurement

FWA: Fair Work Australia

FWC: Fair Work Convention

FWF: Fair Work First

GPG: Gender Pay Gap

HSE: Health and Safety Executive

IEWN: Institute for the Equality between Women and Men

ILO: International Labour Organisation

ISESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

JE: Job Evaluation

JEGS: Job Evaluation and Grading Support

JES: Job Evaluation Scheme/s

KSF: Knowledge and Skills Framework

LO: Landsorganisationen i Sverige (Swedish TU Confederation)

LRD: Labour Research Department

ME: Minority Ethnic

NACWG: National Advisory Council for Women and Girls

NCS: National Care Service

NHS: National Health Service

NJC: National Joint Council

NJCJES: National Joint Council Job Evaluation Scheme

NLW: National Living Wage

NMW: National Minimum Wage

ONA: Ontario Nurses’ Association

PNH: Participating Nursing Homes

PSED: Public Sector Equality Duty

rLW: Real Living Wage (sometimes known as Scottish Living Wage)

SACS: Social and Community Service

SCHCDS: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services

SEIU: Service Employees International Union

SFC: Scottish Funding Council

SG: Scottish Government

SJC: Scottish Joint Council

SPF: Federal Labour Service

SS: Single Status

STUC: Scottish Trade Union Congress

TEHY: Finnish health care union



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