Creating a fairer Britain
On 5 December 2006, Margaret Prosser was announced as deputy chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Previously Deputy Secretary General of the Transport & General Workers Union, Margaret was President of the TUC, an Equal Opportunities Commissioner and active International Trade Unionist, chairing the World Women's Committee of the International Chemical & Energy Workers' Union.
After retiring from the TGWU Margaret was appointed chair of the Women's National Commission, a post she held for 4 years before resigning to take up her position with the EHRC.
In 2004 Margaret was asked by the PM to chair the Women and Work Commission, looking at the continuing reasons for the gender pay and opportunities gap. The WWC reported in 2006 and Margaret continues to work with TU's, the business lobby and NGO's to promote its recommendations.
Margaret became a member of the House of Lords in July 2004, and in November of that year she was appointed as a non-executive director of the Royal Mail.