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 Employer of the Year Awards

Thursday, December 8, 2005

At an event organised by ‘Working Families’ to honour the ‘Employer of the Year Awards’ Meg made the following remarks and presented prizes. For further details visit: …

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 Women and Employment Survey

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

At a conference held at the Department for Trade and Industry to commemorate the first ‘Women and Employment Survey’ Meg gave the following speech.   Thank you for inviting me; it’s a pleasure to be here. I hope you have …

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 Economic Equality and Gender

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Meg spoke at a Fabian Society seminar held to launch a paper by Patrick Diamond entitled ‘Equality Now: the future of Revisionism’; the paper will be available at: http://www.fabian-society.org.uk/int.asp. Meg made the following remarks. …

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 Equality and Diversity in Britain

Saturday, November 26, 2005

At an event celebrating diversity in the European Union hosted by Keith Vaz MP, Meg gave the following address.   The Government is committed to helping bring about a country where everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential - …

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 Public Sector Duty to Promote Gender Equality

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

At a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sex Equality on 22nd November Meg gave the following address.   I’m pleased to be here and have the opportunity to talk about our proposals for a public sector duty to promote …

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 Women in Finance

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Speaking at a seminar organised by the British Federation of Women Graduates on the topic ‘Women in Finance’ in the House of Commons, Meg made the following contribution.     I would like to thank Dr Poskitt and the British …

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 Celebrating Women’s Enterprise

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Speaking at a conference organised by Everywoman to celebrate ‘Women’s Enterprise Day’ Meg gave the following address on the ‘Strategic Framework for Women’s Enterprise’.   I’m pleased to be here …

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 Progress on the Equality Bill

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

At a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities held in the House of Commons on Monday 14th November Meg made the following speech. Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. As you know the Equality Bill has reached the …

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 Welsh Women Achieving

Monday, November 14, 2005

Meg was invited to give the keynote speech at the Welsh Labour Women’s conference in Swansea on ‘The Labour Government achieving for Women.’ The speech is given below.   Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be here and …

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 Maximising Women’s Skills

Friday, November 11, 2005

In a debate on ‘Maximising Women’s Skills in the UK Economy’ in Westminster Hall on Thursday 10th November Meg, in her Ministerial role, started events with the following speech. The full debate, including Meg’s wind-up, can …

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 The Gender Pay Gap

Thursday, November 10, 2005

At a conference organised by Personnel Today on the ‘Gender Pay Gap’ Meg gave the following address.   I’d like to thank Noel O’Reilly and Personnel Today for putting on this extremely important conference …

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 Celebrating Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

A reception was held at the House of Commons to celebrate Black History Month organised by the Women and Equality Unit. Meg was one of the speakers - her speech is below - along with Hope Powell, coach of the English women’s national football …

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 Plymouth Co-operative Rally: ‘The Third Term’

Monday, October 31, 2005

Meg was invited to speak at the Plymouth and South West Co-operative Party Annual Rally recently - her speech is below.   This afternoon I visited the Get Up and Go Community Nursery, and then followed this up with a walk around the …

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 Women in Technology Awards

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Meg was invited to present an award and give the keynote speech at the Blackberry ‘Women and Technology Awards 2005’ event in London recently. The speech is below, for further details of the event visit: …

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 Celebrating the 1910 Chainmakers Strike

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Meg was recently invited to speak at the celebration of the Women Chainmakers Festival held at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley. Her speech, given below, celebrated the anniversary of the successful strike by women chainmakers in 1910 - a …

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 The Government’s Agenda for Working People

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Meg was recently invited to give the keynote speech at USDAW’s National Political Conference, it is below.   I’m pleased to be here today discussing important issues for working people. It’s particularly pleasing as I am an …

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 Attracting Women to Plumbing

Monday, October 17, 2005

Meg recently attended a ‘Women in Plumbing’ roundtable at the House of Commons organised by the Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers (IPHE) and gave the following speech.   This is a good time for the construction industry …

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 Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation

Sunday, October 16, 2005

At a recent seminar organised by the European Women’s Lobby entitled ‘Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation: Who is responsible?’ Meg gave the following contribution.   I’m pleased to be able to speak to you at …

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 Gender Equality in the Public Sector

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

At a conference organised by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) entitled ‘Promoting Gender Equality in the Public Sector’ Meg gave the following keynote speech.    I am delighted that you invited me here today to …

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 Promoting Gender Equality

Friday, October 7, 2005

Meg gave the following speech at the launch of the ‘Advancing Equality for Men and Women’ consultation document in London. The document gives Government proposals to introduce a public sector duty to promote gender equality. For …

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 Connecting Communities:where are women's voices?

Monday, October 3, 2005

At the Labour Party conference Meg made the following speech at a fringe meeting organised by jointly by the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) and the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE).   Moving in the circles we do, attending fringe …

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 Getting the right mix when developing diversity?

Monday, October 3, 2005

At the Labour Party conference Meg gave the following speech at a fringe meeting organised by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) on the 28th September.    Diversity is a fact of life - indeed I would say a welcome fact of life. It should …

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 Developing Femail Entrepreneurs in Britain

Sunday, October 2, 2005

At the Labour Party conference Meg made the following speech at a fringe meeting organised by the Smith Institute and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) on Tuesday 27th September.   I’m pleased to be here today …

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 Supporting Working Parents and Carers

Saturday, October 1, 2005

At the Labour Party conference Meg made the following speech at a fringe meeting organised by USDAW on Monday the 26th September.  I’m delighted to be here today, particularly delighted because USDAW is the trade union I’m a member …

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 Key Issues as Minister for Women & Equality

Thursday, September 29, 2005

The following article was published in the Labour Conference special issue of The House Magazine 26th September 2005.   When in May I was appointed ‘Minister for Women and Equality’ I thought the title contained much of what a …

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 Women in Business

Friday, September 16, 2005

Meg was invited to give the keynote address to a ‘Women in Business’ event organised by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Her speech is given below.   I’m pleased to be here and speaking to the people that are …

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 Parliamentary Report for Co-operative Conference

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

As Chair of the Co-operative Group in Parliament Meg gave the following speech to the Annual Conference of the Co-operative Party in Bradford recently.   As a Yorkshire Lass I’d like to add my welcome to ‘God’s own …

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 Civil Partnership - Implementation

Sunday, July 31, 2005

The following article was written for the magazine of the Registrar Service, the people who will be officiating when the registration of people’s civil partnerships becomes law in December.   As the new Deputy Minister for Women and …

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 Insight into Politics - my work experience with Meg

Friday, July 29, 2005

Alice Lacey, a pupil at Sheffield High School, recently undertook a two week work experience with Meg at her offices in Sheffield and London. The following is her account of getting an 'insight into the world of …

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 ‘Our diversity is our strength’

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

On the 16th July at the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum the Prime Minister spoke about the repercussions following the bombings in London on the 7th July 2005. Part of his speech is excerpted below.     The greatest danger is …

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 Issues for the Presidency

Monday, July 18, 2005

On Wednesday 13th July Meg, in her capacity as Deputy Minister for Women and Equality, travelled to Brussels to meet the European Parliament’s Women’s Committee. After meeting the members of the committee informally Meg made the …

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 Opportunity for Women in Science

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Meg made the following speech at a reception in the House of Commons to launch a new opportunity for women in science. The collaboration between L’Oreal and the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science promises to help women scientists back …

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 Social Enterprise Support

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Meg was asked to give a short speech at the official launch of the www.setas.co.uk website. The site was set-up to provide social enterprises with information on the various opportunities for training for their workers, as well as provide support to …

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 Making a Difference to People’s Lives

Sunday, July 3, 2005

Meg recently gave the following speech to the TUC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender conference in London.     I am delighted you asked me here today to deliver the keynote address for the Trade Union’s …

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 Building on Success

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Meg recently spoke at a national conference on ‘Women’s Enterprise’, her speech is below. The event was organised by Prowess, a national networking and support organisation for women, with assistance from the Regional Development …

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 Manufacturing Excellence

Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (ImechE) held their ‘Manufacturing Excellence’ Awards ceremony recently in London and Meg was invited to speak and present some of the awards - her speech is given below.     Good …

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 Employment Agencies (Overseas Recruitment) debate

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

A debate on the above topic was held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 28th June.  Meg was the Minister responsible for replying and her contribution is given below.   The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Trade and Industry …

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 Making Equality Real

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Meg, in her capacity as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equality, spoke at the post-election inaugural meeting of the ‘Associate Parliamentary Group on Equalities’ in Westminster.     Many thanks for …

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 Nice job, shame about the pay

Friday, June 10, 2005

By Helen Pidd  (The Guardian 9th June 2005)   When Tony Blair unveiled his new cabinet and roster of junior ministers on May 10, the omission initially slipped through unnoticed. The media were too busy marvelling at David …

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 Lining up for Tessa's Tigers

Thursday, June 9, 2005

By Julie Bindel  (The Guardian 9th June 2005) As relief from her ministerial duties, Meg Munn takes to the pitch with Tessa's Tigers, the Labour party's first women's five-a-side football team, alongside Vera Baird QC (MP for …

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 Cautious Optimism in the Middle East

Sunday, April 3, 2005

This article was published in The Co-operative News  26th March 2005.   Events over the past few weeks in Israel/Palestine give us hope. The election of Mahmoud Abbas as President of the Palestinian Authority, the ceasefire, and then …

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 Family-friendly policies needed for 21st century

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The following article was published in the March 2005 issue of Network - quarterly magazine of USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers). Children and families have moved rapidly up the political agenda during Labour’s first two …

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 ‘Work, Caring and Life Balance’

Friday, March 11, 2005

Meg made the following contribution during a debate in Westminster Hall on the topic ‘Work, Caring and Life Balance’.   Ms Meg Munn: I am delighted to have an opportunity to participate in this important debate, which is in the …

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 Supporting Sheffield Business

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Meg was invited to give a speech at the Sheffield Business Club luncheon. She spoke about the support the Government is giving business, and opportunities for business in the European Union.   Thank you for inviting me to your …

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 Implementing the Children’s Act: Key Issues for Councillors

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

At the Labour Party Spring Conference Meg addressed a fringe meeting organised by NSPCC entitled ‘Implementing the Children’s Act: Key Issues for Councillors’, her contribution is below. Speaking also was Cllr Tony Lewis …

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 Methodists ask the Questions

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Meg was asked to take part in a ‘Question Time’ session at the bi-annual meeting of the Methodist Church held at Swanick, Derbyshire, on Saturday 5th February. The audience numbered around 300, who asked a wide range of questions on …

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 Waving the Flag for Women

Tuesday, February 8, 2005

With all the political parties gearing up for their respective Spring conferences, Meg wrote the following for the Labour Women's conference. Published in The House Magazine 7th February 2005. Women’s conference this year will be a …

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 Family Fortunes- a new politics

Friday, January 28, 2005

Meg has co-edited a publication containing a range of contributions on the theme of a ‘children’s agenda in politics’. Just published, the pamphlet contains work by a variety of people, including a number of short comments by …

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 Hadi's brutal murder

Friday, January 14, 2005

The Guardian   Friday January 14 2005     We unreservedly condemn the brutal murder of Hadi Saleh, the international secretary of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions, at his home in Baghdad on the night of January 4. He was …

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 The murder of Hadi Saleh - why are you silent?

Monday, January 10, 2005

I have signed a letter initiated by Labour Friends of Iraq to the 'Stop the War Coalition' regarding their attitude to the torture and murder of Iraqi trade unionists, the letter is given below. The Labour Friends of Iraq includes …

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