Author Archives: Bex Bailey

About Bex Bailey

Writer from Nottingham.

Access to Justice

I’m over the moon that employment tribunal fees will be scrapped. Calls to helplines about sexual harassment are increasing but the huge fee means the number reporting it has fallen. The fees were clearly a deterrent to people who had … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Sheffield: women’s rights at work

I was on BBC Radio Sheffield today discussing women’s rights at work, ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow. You can listen to the discussion here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiosheffield 

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Everywoman: a review

‘You will never be popular’, starts Jess Phillips – words spoken to her by Harriet Harman when she first began speaking out for women in parliament.

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In politics as in life, sexual harassment is a consequence-free crime

Here’s an article I wrote for the New Statesman, published today. Labour might as well copy Donald Trump’s winning ways and have its politicians “grab a woman’s pussy”.  So jokes Mark Steel. He needn’t worry – British political parties are … Continue reading

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Use it or lose it?

The Institute for Fiscal Studies yesterday published a report showing that the 18 per cent gender pay gap steadily worsens once women have children. Alongside better quality part-time jobs, affordable childcare, a living wage and equal pay audits, greater uptake … Continue reading

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Increasing access to HE – by acting before the age of three

At present, those that access university are, by and large, those that have had the opportunities in life. Official figures show that teenagers from the poorest families are half as likely to enter higher education as those who are more … Continue reading

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Too many men: The problem with all-male panels

This was co-written with Jacqui Smith. Many of us heading to Labour party conference this year received our passes in the post last week. A brief flick through the fringe guide and it is quickly clear that, once again, there … Continue reading

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