Belfast Telegraph

TUC fears women will bear brunt of state cuts

WELFARE cuts and public sector job losses will disproportionately hit women and set back progress on closing the gender pay gap, a new has report warns. The TUC voiced fears that women will bear the brunt of the 4, jobs being lost in the public sector over the next four years. Women make up over two thirds of the workforce in local authorities, which are already announcing huge cuts because of the Government's austerity measures.