Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham. Mother of the House of Commons.

Meeting with women in the construction industry


Women in Construction make up only 11 per cent of the construction workforce and only 1 per cent of workers on site. Ian Mearns MP hosted a Parliamentary forum with UCATT – the trade union for construction workers for women in construction. Many of the women there are women pioneers in their industries, being the only women on site. We discussed the specific challenges they face in their jobs as painters and decorators, electricians, bricklayers, plumbers and carpenters.


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