Equal Pay

It's Up to All of Us to Make Sure That Pay Transparency Finally Spurs Equal Pay for Women

Gloria De Piero | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
Gloria De Piero

Pay transparency is a simple measure, but sometimes simple changes are the most powerful. Once implemented, employers of over 250 workers will have to publish details of the average pay of their male and female employees, meaning for the first time, women will be able to see if they are being paid less than their male colleagues. Women still earn on average just 81p for every male pound and the rate at which the pay gap is closing has slowed under this government. In fact, if we'd continued to make the same progress we were under Labour women working full-time might be over £100 a year better off.

Patricia Arquette's Oscars Speech Was Plagued With Issues

Zahra Wynne | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zahra Wynne

Arquette massively let herself down when she assumed that women of colour and LGBT+ women did not exist within the definition of 'woman', and she idea that multiple forms of discrimination act and can be seen in isolation from each other is one that is doing damage to these movements. But most of all, it is doing a disservice to the most marginalised people in our societies.

Why I'm a Radical Feminist

Hanna Naima McCloskey | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hanna Naima McCloskey

So, when chatting with the denouncers, I naturally ask them who these 'radical feminists' are that they feel are dominating the conversation. To date, no one has been able to identify or name a single person or organisation who they believe is controlling the air waves spouting 'radical feminist stuff'.

Gemma Arterton And Veterans Of Dagenham Protest Fight Gender Pay Gap

Pa/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Made In Dagenham stage star Gemma Arterton will visit Parliament on Tuesday to highlight the gender pay gap, which Labour claimed resulted in women ea...

Vagina Tax: The Musical - Made in Dagenham

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

If you or others need to be inspired to 'woman up' and start challenging this absurd nonsense, might I suggest that you go and see Made in Dagenham -'the gateway drug to feminism'?

10 Quotes From Women And Men Who Totally Support Equal Pay Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Take two people, who have exactly the same skills and work exactly the same hours. One gets paid more than the other, for no other reason aside fr...

Asa Bennett

9 Shocking Facts That Show How Far Women Still Are From Equal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics

Today is "Equal Pay Day", the date which marks the number of extra days the average woman has to work in a year to earn as much as a male counterpart....

Equal Pay Day 2014: The Only Way We'll Get Equal Pay Is Together

Rebecca Winson | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

When we imagine the struggle for equal pay, it's in black and white newsreels, mini-skirted strikers and overtly sexist, cigar-puffing bosses. It's grounded in history, a fight long since won. We view the debate over Equal Pay as one that doesn't need to happen any more.

The Rate Is Up, But Far Too Few Are Being Paid the Living Wage

Dave Prentis | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dave Prentis

Employers who do not pay at least the Living Wage, especially those who are turning a decent profit, need to wake up to the growing public outrage that so many among our workforce are expected to exist on poverty pay.

Bailing Out the Food Banks

Adam Hamdy | Posted 13.12.2014 | 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.