Britain: women still paid less than men


Demonstrator in Australia demands equal payBy 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.

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