Equal Pay

The Gender Pay Gap Problem: Why We All Need to Stand Together

Samantha Webb | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Samantha Webb

The gender pay gap is real. The gender pay gap is a real problem. And the gender pay gap goes much deeper than just giving women a pay rise. This is a struggle that needs to be fought on many fronts, and it is a struggle that needs us all to play an active part. The government legislation to force companies to report their gender pay gap is only the start.

Is International Women's Day Sexist?

Hayley Kearney | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Hayley Kearney

Some of the anti-International Women's Day rhetoric this year, from men and women, is worrying. I foolishly engaged in a Facebook debate on the subj...

Everything You Need When Someone Talks Nonsense About The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s hard to believe that in 2017, there are still people who believe women do not deserve to be paid the same as men. Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikk...

Why La La Land Is A Film That Hollywood Golden Age Actresses Would Be Proud Of

Katie Gatens | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Katie Gatens

By rewriting the Hollywood musical, Chazelle has given us an alternative ending - one that does justice to the female character, and feels a lot less like 'La La Land' and a lot more like real life. Not sewn into a leather catsuit. Not half-naked. Not airbrushed. It's a 2016 musical that 1950s leading ladies would be proud of.

This Is How Long It Takes Fat Cat Bosses To Earn More Than Nurses, Doctors And The PM

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK

Top bosses have already made more money than the typical worker will earn all year - and it will take them just two weeks to surpass the salary of the...

Jeremy Corbyn Says Women's Rights Will Be 'Front And Centre' Of Everything Labour Does

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.12.2016 | UK Politics

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to give the victims of domestic abuse more legal support. Corbyn is committing a future Labour government to...

How Can Employers Carry Out An Equal Pay Audit?

Kate Palmer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Kate Palmer

All employers are under a legal duty to provide men and women with equal pay for doing equal work. At the start of a business venture, this is usually...

10 Powerful Quotes From Women About Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Congratulations ladies, today is the day you stop getting paid. The 10 November 2016 is Equal Pay Day, aka women start working for free until the end ...

The Pay Gap: Not Damned Lies, But Statistics

Sophie Walker | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sophie Walker

Social media meninists and radio shock jocks will ask - in synthetically sympathetic tones - whether this isn't just a fuss over nothing. But the pay gap isn't a generational overhang and it isn't going away any time soon. Discrimination isn't a game. Poverty isn't a game.

Another Dope In Sports - The Scandal Of Unequal Pay

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Sport
Fiona Hotston Moore

Equality in sports ought to be a given, so the fact that professional women participants still generally earn less than their male equivalents is a scandal... The Gender Balance in Global Sport report just published has found what it calls a 'vast' wage gap still existing, two years after first highlighting the problem.

Survival: From Birth to Marriage

Louise Lawless | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Step 1; Make it out of the Womb. (pre-birth) Admittedly, this step is entirely out of your control. Antiquated, discriminatory traditions may be an ob...

Getting A Pay Rise: Advice From Bosses

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

According to pay data from Korn Ferry Hay Group, UK employees, on average, are predicted to receive a 2.3% increase in their real income this year. Bu...

Why Women Are Just Not Into the EU

Jade Smith | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Smith

We as a country are perfectly capable of advocating women's rights without help from anyone else, especially overpaid Eurocrats. We must lobby the MPs in power, stand up for what we believe in and always vote. Voting to leave the European Union is the safest choice for women.

Robin Wright's Equal Pay Fight Deserves Praise, But it's a Move Only the Most Privileged Can Make

Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

Claire and Frank - and both her and Kevin Spacey - are equals. Both actors also write and produce, while their on-screen alter-egos each give as good as they get. So why does Robin still have to fight for the same wage packet as her co-star? If she still has to fight for equal pay, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Is the Housewife Set to Go the Same Way as Valets and Butlers?

Jan Shure | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

In future generations, it will be a given that women go to work, just as in the last century, it was a given that men went to work. If proof is needed, recent research from Blow LTD, an online fast-beauty provider, revealed that female millennials are the hardest workers, working the longest hours in the UK.

Djokovic Double Faulted in Reopening Can of Worms That Should Have Stayed Shut

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Sport
Gabriel Samuels

Just when it seemed that anyone who wasn't a troll or rooted in the past had moved on from the debate over whether male and female tennis players should have equal pay, Novak Djokovic just had to go stick his size-nine foot right in it.

Novak Djokovic's Equal Pay Comments Given Withering Response From Female MPs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

Novak Djokovic has found himself facing a deluge of criticism after weighing in with his view on equal pay in the world of tennis this weekend. A huge...

Making Work Work for Londoners

Sophie Walker | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Walker

London's gender pay gap is 23% - higher that the already unacceptable national average of 15%. While many firms understand the importance of transparency and parent-friendly policies, too many are too slow to implement them.

Men's Day in Romania: Something to Celebrate?

Jo Simmons | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

via Flickr It is a truth universally acknowledged that in any online discussion of women's rights, someone will indignantly argue that there's too m...

Unequal Pay in Hollywood

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Unequal pay in Hollywood: it's this month's hot potato. Forbes recently revealed that the lowest paid actor on their earnings list would rank among th...

Equal Pay Day? Female Apprentices Have Been Working For Free Since 28 October

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Monday marked equal pay day - the day where women effectively work for free for the rest of the year thanks to the gender pay gap. However female a...

Equal Pay Day 2015: This Isn't Merely a Product of Economics - It's About Power

Rachael Maskell | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rachael Maskell

Women work as hard as men in the workplace and deserve the same recognition for it. They should not be sent a message that their labour is undervalued or worth less than their male counterparts - because it is not - and our pay gap pledge is that we will not give up the fight until this is reflected in pay packets across the country.

It's 2015 And British Women Will Be Working For Free For The Rest Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

From today, women in Britain will work the rest of the year for free. That's because today marks the point at which the average woman in full-time emp...

Flexible Working - A Missed Opportunity?

Tracey Bleakley | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Bleakley

Embracing flexible working can actually bring substantial benefits to an organisation. Many small businesses know this instinctively. They hire in roles on a part-time basis as and when they need the resource in order to keep costs low and survive the tricky first few years.

Women Are Working For Free For Almost Two Hours A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

Women are paid 22% less than men and thereby work for free for almost two hours a day, new research reveals. According to the Gender Salary Survey...