The local government workforce: equal by default
The APSE Commission message is clear: we need a well-trained, properly rewarded workforce to meet local public services’ future challenges, says Heather Wakefield.
Still suffering post-suffrage
The stark inequality in local government and beyond will only be reversed if forced by women, Heather Wakefield argues.
Gender disparity is alive and well
Does local government work for women? The answer is a firm ‘no’, according to Heather Wakefield, as she examines the shocking results of a recent report by the Fawcett Society’s Local Government Commission.
Why 1% is not an option
Heather Wakefield argues it’s time for the Treasury to put its hands in its pockets for vital workers in schools and councils.
Living wage should be paid to all council workers
What do decent pay and conditions and economic growth have in common?