The release of the BBC annual report which disclosed the salaries of the highest wage earners provoked a discussion about Gender pay disparity. and an open letter from female staff to the BBC.
how are some more facts to consider about the Gender pay gap.
The uk has introduced mandatory Gender pay gap reporting.
Voluntary, private and public sector employers with 250 or more employees will be required to publish their figures by April 2018. some reports are already available
The interactive tool offered by the Office for National Staistics helps you explore the gap by profession.
this is based on the Annual Survey of hours and earnings
the Fawcett society blog has details about is Equal pay campaign
TUC campaigns including videos and research reports can be downloaded from their website
Equal Pay blog has commentary on recent events.
worldwide ‘Closing the Gender Pay gap would take 95 years’
Across OECD nations at current rates of progress according to the latest PWC Women in work report. It estimates that closing the gap could increase total female earnings by US$2 trillion. The report reviews progress made and ranks OECD nations. The UK is currently listed as 13th in 2015. At the top of the ranking are Iceland, Sweden and Norway.
Other useful resources on Gender pay gaps include:
ILO data and reports on unequal gender access to the labour market
World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap report which examines health, education, economy and politics. In 2016 it recorded a slowdown in the progress to equality and calculated 120 years to achieve complete parity.