Friday, November 11, 2005

Latest numbers on the pay gap

Women are now paid 17.2% less than men for work of the same value. "Unless radical new action is taken, another generation of women can expect to suffer the injustice of unequal pay" says the Equal Opportunities Commission. Chances of radical new action being taken? Very low.


Cruella said...

Yeah I think there's a lot of unconscious prejudice going on. People don't necessarily mean to discriminate but they have a backlog of cultural influences in their heads that mean when they hear the word "senior executive" they picture a guy.

Butterfly Jones said...

How about not being able to find a job when you have two degrees, and a few years work experience in the field your looking for one in - journalism. Yes, I know it's competitive but how come people with less experience of paid and unpaid work (people I studied with) all now have jobs. My pension is definitely going to be peanuts.
Thanks for the 'support' at tonights debate.
('Wimpy Girl' as I shall forever be known)

Cruella said...

Thats fab duckie, thanks very much. My email is

Hiya wimpy girl, nice to meet you last night, I'm going to post about it in a sec! I think our generation know in advance we're going to have to rely on ourselves for pensions.