Fair Pay Battle – Major Step Forward

Fair Pay Battle – Major Step Forward

The Asda Shop Workers equal pay battle (31 January 2019), is being called a landmark case in terms of predominately female shop workers winning the right to equal pay with predominately male warehouse workers. But equal pay disputes have been going on since the days of the striking Ford sewing machinists back in 1968. which was widely credited as a catalyst for the Equal Pay Act which came into effect two years later. Yet the Equal Pay Act is not black and white in terms of the same job for the same pay, there have been many disputes about the type of work done, levels of responsibility and bonuses paid to different groups of workers. (more…)...
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Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Addressing Diversity in the workplace goes far beyond the now annual exercise of Gender Pay reporting, a Government initiative aimed at addressing pay disparities between female and male employees with the intention of closing the gap within a generation. Organisations with over 250 employees had until midnight on 4 April 2018 to publish their data, and whilst reporting has provided many organisations with the opportunity to take the first steps, for some the figures represent an uncomfortable truth. (more…)...
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