A recent TUC survey has revealed that over half of women (52%) still face discrimination in the workplace and nearly two thirds (63%) of women aged 18 to 24 years have experienced sexual harassment at work. It is extremely disappointing that in 2016 there are still a significant number of women experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace and, more worryingly, that 4 out of 5 of these women were not in a position to tell their employer about what had happened.
The EU referendum on 23rd June 2016 left many in shock with a majority of the UK general public voting to leave the European Union.
The referendum had a huge build up with the ‘leave campaign’ and ‘remain campaign’ aiming to influence people’s votes, especially in the month prior to the vote. And the UK people really did get involved, with the turnout for the referendum surpassing that of the last four general elections with 72.2% of the eligible population voting.
The consensus around my locality the day after the referendum was a feeling of shock. It seems nobody actually expected the leave result.