Corporate misleading survey on women’s pay


This is a Belgian trade union video about equal pay for women.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Misleading survey on women’s pay under fire

Tuesday 07 April 2009

PUBLIC-SECTOR union UNISON condemned the findings of a new survey on Tuesday that claimed more than a third of women would rather have a thank you from their boss than a pay rise.

A survey of 1,000 women by cosmetics company Nivea claimed that more than 38 per cent felt that having their efforts recognised at work would make their working life better, compared to 15 per cent who said that a pay rise would do the same.

But UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This research is obviously just skin deep. Of course women expect common politeness and courtesy, as do men. But they also expect a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. In the current climate, most of our members who are pretty low paid would like a decent pay increase. Thank yous do not pay the bills.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.