Women and Manual Trades actively works to eliminate discrimination and reduce inequality in the construction and building services industry. We work to remove the barriers for women wishing to work or train in non-traditional industries, providing women with the opportunity and freedom to choose a career which fulfils their true potential at the same time as meeting employers needs by addressing the huge skill shortages across these industries.
WAMT campaigning activities include
- Producing policy reviews and briefing papers which influence policy development about gender
- Showcasing examples of best practice
- Undertake research to improve knowledge and evidence on the position of tradeswomen in the sector
- Advocate on behalf of the tradeswomen for a fairer and better deal
- Challenging stereotypes and the prevailing culture that excludes women
- Representing tradeswomen views to organisations who seek to hear at first hand their experiences
WAMT represents the views of its members to Government, and works in partnership with organisations that address equality and diversity within the construction sector. We are working in partnership with the Olympic Delivery Authority, Construction Skills, Summit Skills, and UK Resource Centre for Women in SET industries, Trade Associations & Federations, Employers (Main Contractors, Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) Micro Enterprises & Micro Businesses) Greater London Authority, Further Education Colleges, Local Authorities, Regional (London Development Agency) & National Government, Unions. Women and Manual Trades support the work of the all party group in Construction which is chaired by Claire Curtis Thomas MP.