This video from Scotland says about itself:
21 June 2013
Scotland’s wealthiest households are 273 times better off than the most deprived, according to a report claiming the gap between rich and poor is widening.
Another video from Scotland used to say about itself:
Scottish males die many years earlier, rich are getting richer, poor are getting poorer…. while the UK remains the 5th biggest economy in the world.
The “New Labour” project is failing ordinary people by following the big business capitalist agendas, whose grip over democracy is ever growing
From British daily The Guardian:
· Directors’ pay up 37%
· Bosses earn almost 100 times more than staff
· Average CEO received £2.9m
Julia Finch, city editor
Wednesday August 29, 2007
Boardroom pay at the UK’s top companies soared 37% last year as full-time directors were rewarded with inflation-busting increases in basic salaries, big cash bonuses and substantial payouts from share schemes.
The surge in pay, which takes the average total pay for a chief executive to £2,875,000, is more than 11 times the increase in average earnings and nearly 20 times the rate of inflation as measured by the consumer price index. The ratio between bosses’ rewards and employees’ pay has risen to 98:1, up from 93:1 a year ago – meaning that the work of a chief executive is valued almost 100 times more highly than that of their employees.
Bosses’ versus workers’ pensions in Britain: here.
Not only is there a big gap in Britain between bosses and workers; even among bosses there is a gap. A gap between men and women:
The pay gap between men and women is as wide in the boardroom as it is lower down the company, reinforcing the glass ceiling barring equal opportunities.
The only two women heading any of Britain’s top 100 companies saw their total salary last year lag 75% and 25% behind the average paid to their male counterparts, according to the Guardian pay survey. There were 16 women executives at the top level last year – four more than 12 months earlier but still a tiny fraction of a total of 527.
Female scientists, engineers earn less than male peers in Canada: here.
Gender Pay Gap Stuck at 16% Worldwide: New ITUC Report: here.
Britain: ETHNIC minorities might never be properly represented in the workplace, especially in management jobs, according to a shocking new report on Wednesday.
The poor get poorer in the USA: here.
The reproduction of the class system in the United States: here.
The debate in Germany over executive compensation and the minimum wage: here.
US mayors’ report: Hunger and homelessness intensify in US cities: here.