Vale AM Spring Breakfast focus on Fairplay
On March 22nd Vale of Glamorgan Assembly Member Jane Hutt, held her annual Spring Breakfast in the Glamorgan Suite at Cardiff and Vale College.
This year, Jane joined forces with Chwarae Teg, to launch its new service – the Fairplay Employer benchmark – which supports employers and organisations across the private, public and third sector to deliver gender equality in their business, giving them the benefits of a truly balanced work force.
Chwarae Teg Chief Executive, Cerys Furlong spoke at the event and said:
“Chwarae Teg’s vision is for Wales to be a world leader in gender equality. By working to close the gender gaps, we could add £150bn to UK GDP by 2025 which would mean an 8% growth in the Welsh economy. Organisations that subscribe to our service will be benchmarked in terms of gender equality in their sector and will qualify for one of four levels of FairPlay Employer award.”
“ I was delighted to welcome Chwarae Teg to the Glamorgan Suite at Cardiff and Vale College to speak to local employers in the private, public and third sectors about their FairPlay employer service. In terms of equal pay and the gender pay gap, we still have much to do – as Cerys Furlong highlighted, the gender pay gap in Wales stands at 15% and only 6 of Wales’s top 100 companies have female chief executives. Guests were able to ask questions, share ideas and experience, and develop links. I would like to thank the wonderful staff and students who cooked and presented our delicious breakfast!”
For further information on how to subscribe to the Chwarae Teg FairPlay Employer benchmark service go to www.cteg.org.uk/fairplayemployer