Equal Pay

Bailing Out the Food Banks

Adam Hamdy | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Food bank use is rising almost as quickly as executive pay. If something isn't done to correct the worsening structural inequality in the economy, the government may find itself called upon to bail out the food banks and provide basic nutrition to people living in one of the richest nations in the world.

It's Time to do Something About the Gender Pay Gap

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

I'm pretty touchy about this not only because me being paid less than a man on the basis of gender is discriminatory and illegal, but also because I know for a fact that I've been a victim of pay discrimination simply because of my gender.

Men Win Equal Pay Claim After Being Paid Less Than Female Counterparts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A group of men unhappy at being paid less than their female counterparts have won their equal pay claim in what is thought to be a landmark case. A...

WATCH: Ever Seen A Feminist Burlesque Routine? You Have Now!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat (and a twirl of the tassle) to comedian Nadia Kamil for this piece of live comedic joy: a feminist burlesque act. It all kicks off...

Role Model Rebels: The Women Rewriting the Rules of Leadership

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK
Neela Bettridge

Sometimes it can feel as if women take two step forwards and one step on the path to leadership. But there's a groundshift taking place. I see it in the groups I work with, in the young women I coach. They want to change things...

Do Women Need to be More Confident or Arrogant to Make it in Business?

Jessica Rose | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Rose

It seems fairly obvious that women, on the whole, would be less confident about starting a business as a result of decades of sexism and women being seen as less than equal in the workplace. However it shouldn't be shrugged off, as the repercussions are vast.

Seven Seriously Practical Tips on How to Ask for a Pay Rise

Jenny Garrett | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

It's no surprise to us women that men are earning more, but the most recent report stating that High-flying women will typically be paid around £142,000 less in bonuses than a man doing exactly the same job brings it into sharp focus.

Two Sides of the Wimbledon Coin

Paul M. Davies | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

While Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli raked in a massive £1.6million for their championship victories, the winners of the Wimbledon wheelchair tennis competitions got a relatively measly £8,500... to share between two of them.

Co-Op Pledges 40% Female Representation By 2018

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

The Co-operative is to set new targets for increasing the number of women on its boards under moves to make them more representative of the communitie...

Men Are 'No Longer The Main Breadwinner'

PA | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men should no longer be regarded as a family's main breadwinner after a new study showed women make up at least half of workers in most parts of the c...

Breaching the Gender Pay Gap

Penny de Valk | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Penny de Valk

I imagine that most people reading this would agree that women are equally capable as men and that two people doing the same job, equally well, should be paid the same and be afforded the same opportunities.

Council Faced With Multi-Million Pound Bill Over Equal Pay Claims

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The country's largest local authority may face a bill of £757 million to settle a string of equal pay claims, including a recent ruling in favour of ...

Think We're On The Way To Pay Parity? Think Again

Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK

The average female executive suffers a lifetime earnings gap of £423,390, and the gap between male and female average pay at management level stands ...

'The Repercussions Are Going To Be Massive'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

On Tuesday morning 174 women and the highest court in Britain took us into "unknown territory." The Supreme Court's ruling that former employees of...

Women Given Go Ahead To Take Action Over Equal Pay Claims

Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

More than 170 women can bring damages against Birmingham City Council over equal pay claims, in a case lawyers have said could have "huge implications...

Should Men and Women Receive Equal Pay?

Freddie Clamp | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Sport
Freddie Clamp

In years gone by it was somewhat accepted that women would earn less prize money than their male counterparts.

The Week That Was: Pay To Play

Carla Buzasi | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Sport
Carla Buzasi

Karma's a wonderful thing now and then, isn't it, Gilles Simon? Do remember that on your Eurostar trip home. With barely a sniff at the Wimbledon title, having lost in straight sets to Belgian Xavier Malisse, the man known as "little chicken" to his friends will be best remembered from this year's championship for reigniting the perennial argument about how much the men and women's winners earn for their troubles.

Women on TV: Too Few and Far Between?

Rosa Doherty | Posted 15.08.2012 | Home
Rosa Doherty

As a post-feminism baby maybe I've taken the struggle of the older generations for granted, possibly too far detached from what they went through to get here. Here, here where if you want to earn more money than a man you must sleep with one.

Equal Pay for Women - 60 Years on

Marie Staunton | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK
Marie Staunton

I was born the month that parliament voted equal pay for women. Even now the Equality and Human Rights Act (EHRC) estimates that my daughters may earn £361,000 less than men over their working life. But there is hope for my granddaughters.

Cooks, Cleaners And Care Staff Win Landmark Equal Pay Appeal

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

Cooks, cleaners, caterers and care staff have won a landmark Court of Appeal decision which could pave the way for many more equal pay claims. T...

Gender Pay Gap At Its Lowest, Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women in full-time work are closing the gender pay gap to its lowest ever level, official figures have shown. According to the Office for National ...