Category: EQUAL PAY

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FTSE CEOs ‘earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage’

Equality Trust calls on government to force firms to report pay gap between highest-paid and average employee…   The average FTSE chief executive earns 386 times more than a worker on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust as it steps up its campaign for new government rules to expose pay gaps. The charity used annual reports from 2015 for all the companies in the FTSE 100 to calculate that their CEOs pocket an average of £5.3m each year, compared with £13,662 for someone on the national living wage of £7.20 an hour. The...

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Business in the Community response to Ethnicity Pay Gap research

On March 6, 2017 the Fawcett Society has published research on ethnicity pay gaps. The following is a statement in response from Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community: Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community said: “I welcome the Fawcett Society research into ethnicity pay gaps.  This paper sets out the complex picture of gender, ethnicity and pay and the trends over the last 20 years.  It also reinforces that a one-size-fits-all approach to tackling inequality in the labour market will not work. Employers need to bear this in mind as they seek...

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Fawcett Society Briefing: Gender Pay Gap by Ethnicity in Britain

Many minority ethnic women ‘left behind’ by pay gap progress Pakistani & Bangladeshi women see biggest overall gender pay gap at 26% Black African women experience largest full-time gender pay gap at 19.6% Today (March 6, 2017) the Fawcett Society publish a new analysis of the gender pay gap by ethnicity, charting progress over more than 25 years. The analysis reveals real inequalities, with some minority ethnic groups making great strides while pay for others lags far behind. Fawcett has also calculated the gap within ethnic groups as well as the gap between minority ethnic women and White British men...

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Equal pay is still far-off for Britain, where the gender gap narrows at a glacial pace

New disclosure rules and more free childcare are to be welcomed, but the government must do more to ensure women earn the same as me… Here we go again. The Equal Pay Act was introduced 46 years ago and yet from Thursday this week the UK’s female workforce will effectively be working for free until 31 December, due to the scale of the gender pay gap. This year’s “equal pay day”, which highlights the difference between men’s and women’s salaries, is only one day later than it was last year. This reflects the glacial pace of change in reducing the...