>> Friday, February 05, 2016
Different sectors also varied greatly and women hoping for equal pay were advised to think twice about jobs in IT or the pharmaceutical industry, where the gaps were the largest, at £17,736 and £14,018 respectively."
Yup, a women in IT in the Midlands is the most discriminated against in terms of fair pay. This is despite the Equal Pay Act of 1970 and the Equalities Act 2010. I can hear Mary Macarthur turning in her grave right now.
I think the only way this is going to change is to increase the number of women actually in the work place, but girls at school are being turned off from it, the women just aren't coming through in the same numbers. Although interestingly, women are progressing to senior levels in equal proportions to men but from a smaller base of workers.
I am starting to wonder if 2067 is actually a realistic date for equal pay for women.