British women’s pay discrimination

This video is called Feminism F.A.Q.s: Is the Gender Wage Gap Real?

By Will Stone in Britain:

Women in 50s earn one-fifth less than men

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Women in their fifties earn nearly a fifth less than men – the widest gap of any age group, unions warned yesterday.

TUC research published ahead of today’s latest unemployment figures showed that despite the dramatic rise in the number of women working past 50, average full-time wages are just £11.99 an hour.

That’s 18 per cent less than a man of the same age, earning £14.69.

It’s nearly double the average gender pay gap of 10 per cent.

Shockingly, the analysis – taken from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2012 – revealed that women in their fifties also earn less than women in their thirties (£14.17) and forties (£12.93).

Half of all women over 50 are employed part-time where the majority earn less than £10,000 a year on an average hourly wage of just £8.53.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady warned that low pay has left many working women let down by the pension system struggling to save enough for their retirement.

She said: “As the workforce ages it’s essential that people are able to work part-time hours without having to give up decent pay.

“Most of us will have caring responsibilities at some point in our lives and it’s not right that looking after loved ones still has such as a damaging affect on women’s pay and career prospects.”

The analysis is the first in a series of reports for Age Immaterial, a TUC project looking at issues facing women aged over 50 in work, including pay, caring responsibilities, age and sex discrimination, and health issues.

See also here.

WOMEN will earn less than men for another 60 years if the government does not do more to narrow the pay gap, a senior Labour MP said yesterday. Shadow women and equalities minister Gloria de Piero has uncovered figures in the Commons library revealing that the pay gap rose in 2013 from 19.6 per cent to 19.7 per cent. The figure had previously fallen steadily from 27.5 per cent in 1997: here.

HUGE GENDER PAY GAP AT BBC The British broadcaster revealed that the top four male hosts on the network make four times as much as the top four female hosts. [HuffPost]

BBC EMPLOYEES DEMAND END TO WAGE GAP In an open letter to the British broadcaster’s director, 40 of its top female stars demanded the BBC reduce its gender pay disparity. A report revealed last week that the network’s top-earning female employees were paid significantly less than their male counterparts. [HuffPost]

Gender pay gap exposed at Financial Times: here.

Britain: THE gender pay gap for workers in PR and communications has grown despite a rising number of female bosses, industry insiders claimed yesterday: here.

USA: Women Face A Pay Gap In Every Single State. Here’s Where It’s Worst. Equal Pay Day is a reminder of the $840 billion women won’t earn this year: here.

BLACK workers are not paid as much as their white colleagues with the same qualifications, TUC research released today shows. The report reveals a shocking racial disparity, with a pay gap as high as 20 per cent for some black employees: here.

39 thoughts on “British women’s pay discrimination

  1. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Amazing how the very gender that produces life on this planet is not considered equal, across the globe, to the very gender responsible for destroying most life on this planet. Thank you Dear Kitty for this post.


  2. Pingback: Liebster Award, thanks Morrighan! | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: British women discriminated against | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: British government against women | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: South Korean sexism | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Colombian, Guatemalan human rights violations | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: No equality for women yet, Beyoncé writes | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, exhibition in London | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: British women’s rights under attack | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Hungarian women discriminated against | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: British TV women discriminated against | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Oscar film awards, comments | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: London library about working class history | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Poet Benjamin Zephaniah on British general election | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  15. Pingback: British elections and corporate media sexism | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  16. Pingback: German workers fight for their rights | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  17. Pingback: Governments against refugees | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  18. Pingback: Eleanor Marx new biography interview | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  19. Pingback: Owen Smith, British Blair and Pfizer candidate | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  20. Pingback: Dutch women get bad news | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  21. Pingback: Trump elected, British reactions | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  22. Pingback: Richest United States Americans live 15 years longer than the poor | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  23. Pingback: French elections, will leftist Mélenchon beat racist Le Pen, warmonger Macron? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  24. Pingback: British Labour’s Corbyn interviewed | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  25. Pingback: Google censorship, Islamophobia and sexism | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  26. Pingback: Tunisian women’s victory | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  27. Pingback: Bad news for Dutch women | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  28. Pingback: Paradise Papers scandal and Britain | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  29. Pingback: Rich getting richer and richer | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  30. Pingback: Irish revolutionary feminist Constance Markiewicz | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  31. Pingback: Liebster Award, thanks Morrighan! | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  32. Pingback: Turkish women don’t give up after police repression | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  33. Pingback: Shell oil anti-women discrimination | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  34. Pingback: French ophtalmologists against police brutality | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

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

You are commenting using your 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.