Finance sector Community member Megan Marsh recently wrote in to us, sharing her experiences as a new member, speaking on behalf of Community at TUC Women’s Conference 2019.
“In March 2019 I attended my first TUC Women’s Conference. It was the first conference I had attended as a rep and as an individual. This was an inspirational experience that not only made me feel proud to be a woman but also really opened up my eyes to the world we live in and the struggles we face as women.
“The conference was filled with women from unions across the UK, all of which putting through at least one motion to the committee. The topics varied from gender pay gap, mental health, period poverty and many others.
“As a Community member, not only was one of our members chairing the whole conference, but we put through two motions, social care and maternity pay (or lack of) for self employed women. I had the honour of being asked to pass the motion for self employed women not getting maternity pay.
I went up in front of over 200 women and expressed that in this day and age it is not acceptable that a woman should have to make a choice to be her own boss or to have children. Being able to address this made me feel empowered and like I was a part of history, progressively making steps for a better future for women and girls.”
Megan is one of many young people joining Community, shaping the future for young workers.
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