Equal Opportunities Commission


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Equal Opportunities Commission

A UK quango (Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation) which was created under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 to address gender inequality in terms of pay. It created Codes of Practice and provided gender-related guidance for employers and employees. It was subsumed in 2007 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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Employment Policy Manager, Equal Opportunities Commission Cardiff
Amicus the finance union has been working alongside major financial services companies and the Equal Opportunities Commission to tackle the gender pay gap in the finance sector.
BRIGHTON, England, September 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Finance union Amicus has vowed to work with the major financial services companies and the Equal Opportunities Commission to tackle the gender pay gap in the finance sector.
Julie Mellor, of the Equal Opportunities Commission, said: "Recent cases show women's expectations have changed, but their pay is still stuck in the 1970s.
A few sites, including the Equal Opportunities Commission, Local E-Government, and the Child Support Agency, were praised for being virtually error-free.
The survey, conducted by the Equal Opportunities Commission, a statutory body promoting the elimination of discrimination in Hong Kong, also found that schoolboys in the territory are unreceptive to the idea of girls taking the initiative in courtship and dating.
T&G national organiser for equalities Diana Holland said: "The union wants to see statutory pay audits as recommended by the Equal Opportunities Commission equal pay taskforce.
But these are just the tip of the iceberg," according to the Equal Opportunities Commission.
She has packed the Equal Opportunities Commission with people guaranteed to render it silent and toothless.
Both the Equal Opportunities Commission, a government-appointed commission that works through the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Fawcett Society, the UK's foremost campaigning organisation for equality between women and men, took the opportunity of the 30th anniversary of the Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts, both passed in December 1975, to examine how much has been achieved for women during that time.
Jenny Watson, chairwoman of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), said the huge increase in tribunal cases against local councils was prompted by "no-win no-fee" lawyers moving into the field.
The final study by the Equal Opportunities Commission, before it is absorbed into a new organisation, revealed that many British institutions have not caught up with changes in society.

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