IWD 2021: Briefing for EIS Trade Union Reps and LA Secretaries

Created on: 12 Mar 2021 | Last modified: 15 Jul 2021

“One Thousand Women’s Voices: Recording EIS Member’s Experience and Resilience During Covid-19”

The impact of the Covid-19 crisis continues to detriment women’s lives and equality. Women are disproportionately represented on the frontline of the pandemic, are at higher risk of gender-based violence and domestic abuse, as well as bearing the burden of an increase in unpaid and caring work.

In October 2020, the EIS Strategy Sub-Committee issued a Memorandum requesting the Equality Committee to identify the gendered nature of many of the issues arising from Covid-19 that currently face the teaching workforce, and the actions or aims required to address these issues – in order to shape national and local campaigning.

This briefing for Reps and LA Secretaries provides insight into the findings from a sample of one thousand EIS women members and give suggestions for possible trade union activity. The briefing can be accessed in full, here.