Issue date
14 Jul 2015

~~Responding to the announcement by the government today (Tuesday) that large firms could be forced to reveal the difference between the average earnings of male and female staff, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Publishing information on gender pay gaps is a good start. But it is just that – a start. Employers need to look at why those differences still exist and why women are being held back or getting stuck in low-paid, part-time work. They need to take action now to make sure another generation of women don’t suffer this pay penalty.

“It’s shocking the UK is so far down the gender pay gap league some 40 years after the Equal Pay Act. Closing this gap is essential to ensure women achieve their full potential at work and to improve our productivity as a nation.”

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