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The United Kingdom has one of Europe’s most significant gender pay gaps, worse than France, Poland and Italy, according to new international data.
Virtual assistants such as Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are making our lives easier. However, the rise of AI with distinct personalities, voices, and physical forms is not as benign as it might seem.
The latest data by the ONS has found that the average woman in the workplace still earns 9.1 per cent less than the average man.
With Women’s Pay Day – the day the average woman starts getting paid compared to the average man – on the 7th March, and International Women’s Day on the 8th March, TUC has revealed that the average woman has to wait nearly a fifth of a year (66 days) before she starts to get paid, compared to the average man.
The UK’s top bosses will have made more money by midweek than the average UK worker will earn all year, the High Pay Centre think tank has said.
Recently, we were privileged to have Duncan Brown, from the Institute for Employment Studies, speak at one of our Curo Coffee & Comp events. The theme was around equal pay reporting and his talk was entitled ‘Addressing Unequal Pay: Opening Pandora’s Box.’ What was clear to all was that there is no doubt that when the lid is lifted off the Pandora’s Box that is gender pay next year many evils will fly out, but it is also true that hope will be left. There will be far reaching consequences but will they necessarily be detrimental?
As International Women’s Day is marked across the globe today, it has been revealed that women are likely to earn £300,000 less than men over the course of their time in work.
The University of Washington has released a new report revealing that lesbians in the United States earn up to nine percent more than heterosexual female employees. The study found that gay men often earn eleven percent less than heterosexual males. On average, the report also revealed, homosexual women work more hours per day than straight women.
A Freedom of Information request by Varsity magazine, has discovered that of the 101 staff paid £140,000 or more at the University of Cambridge in 2015, only 11 were women.
Workers with degrees who identify as black, African, Caribbean, or black British earn 23 per cent less than their white counterparts on average, according to analysis from the TUC.
The upward momentum of chief executive pay and reward in the UK’s largest organisations has reached crisis point, the CIPD is warning.
Is compulsory gender pay reporting really – as King’s College economics professor, Baroness Wolf, described – just “gesture politics” which “will do nothing whatsoever about the things that are really a problem for poorly paid women and which have nothing to do with widespread overt pay discrimination, for which there is no evidence at all any more anyway?”
Half of working women in the UK (57%) believe that unconscious bias is the biggest barrier to workplace success, with male-dominated leaders often hiring “in their own image,” according to a new report from recruitment firm Badenoch and Clark.
The salary gap between London and UK wide salaires has dropped by six percent in the last 12 months according to Creativepool, the creative industry online network.