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Gender Pay Gap Quiz: Who Earns More Across The Sectors?

Gender Pay Gap Quiz: Who Earns More Across The Sectors?”

The report comes as leading women at the BBC have been complaining about their relative pay to male colleagues after the salaries over £150,000 a year were published.

Friday 10th November is Equal Pay Day - a day which has been calculated to show that, because of the pay gap that exists between men and women, women will now effectively work "free" for the rest of the year.

Women working in Northern Ireland have a lot to celebrate.

Kate Andrews, news editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "The Equal Pay Day campaign does nothing to advance women in the workforce; even worse, it seems to be covering up the major successes that women have had, particularly in Northern Ireland". The persistent gender pay gap, maternity leave and career breaks can all hold back women's earning potential and this often impacts pension savings.

The Fawcett Society measured the gap for women in their 50s at 18.6%.

Chief executive Sam Smethers said that was extremely worrying.

In fact they closed it years ago.

She went on: "Evidence we have suggests young women entering the workforce have every reason to believe that they will receive equal pay for equal work".

Anne Milton, minister of state for apprenticeships and skills and minister for women, said: 'The pay gap won't close on its own - we all need to take action to make sure we address this.

'By shining a light on where there are gaps, they can take action to address it.

"There are no excuses, employers now need to get on with the job of publishing their pay gap and pledge to improve workplace equality".

The gender pay gap is distinct from the issue of equal pay, because it reveals how roles of different seniority are being filled by either men or women.

"All employers need to take a long hard look at their workplace culture".



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