By Rachel Aldred:
Over 30 years since the Equal Pay Act outlawed discrimination against women in the workplace, the pay gap between men and women is still staggering.
Women in full-time jobs pocket only 78 pence for every pound men earn.
The gap grows even wider when you consider that four times more women than men work part-time.
Including part-time and full-time work, the gap between the “median” wage for men and women – one measure of average pay – is almost £10,000 a year …
The pay gap is one of the starkest indications that women continue to be devalued and oppressed.