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Gender pay gap. New requirements

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UK companies with 250 or more employees will have to publish their gender pay gaps within the next year under a new legal requirement.

The move is part of attempts to fight workplace discrimination. 

The UK gender pay gap is 18.1% for all workers, or 9.4% for full-time staff.

Women and Equalities minister Justine Greening said "helping women to reach their full potential isn't only the right thing to do, it makes good economic sense".

 

non have yet published the data as they have 12 months in which to comply.  It will make for interesting reading when they do

 

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8 minutes ago, One percent said:

 The UK gender pay gap is 18.1% for all workers, or 9.4% for full-time staff.

 

Can you let us know what it is for part time staff?

9 minutes ago, One percent said:

Women and Equalities minister Justine Greening

Oxymoron

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Quite honestly women I've worked with have done the job, and are paid as well, for the same job.

When you get further up in the company it does seem to be a bunch of mutually back slapping blokes awarding themselves bonuses. Arseholes!

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Does this "gender gap" allow for the 5 years a lot of woman take off to bring up kids?

I think women seem equally good as men in most roles. However my perception is men are more likely to work long hours and weekends.

I have to admit I don't think women can complain when they get to retire earlier but live longer than men....

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thinking about it, since women live about 5 years longer than men the NHS should concentrate resources on men.

No more breast or smear checks :)

 

We should also investigate why it's mostly men in prison. It's clearly sexism.

We could maybe redress the balance by jailing fat women that wear leggings.

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53 minutes ago, Nosler said:

Does this "gender gap" allow for the 5 years a lot of woman take off to bring up kids?

I think women seem equally good as men in most roles. However my perception is men are more likely to work long hours and weekends.

I have to admit I don't think women can complain when they get to retire earlier but live longer than men....

You clearly don't work in the same organisation as I do.  Many, not all, of the blokes I work with are lazy feckers 

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9 minutes ago, One percent said:

You clearly don't work in the same organisation as I do.  Many, not all, of the blokes I work with are lazy feckers 

All blokes are lazy fuckers.

It's probably why they get paid more than women, because it drives them to constantly find new more efficient ways of doing things!

:Jumping:

(Only joking!)

 

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1 minute ago, SpectrumFX said:

All blokes are lazy fuckers.

It's probably why they get paid more than women, because it drives them to constantly find new more efficient ways of doing things!

:Jumping:

(Only joking!)

 

How can you say blokes are lazy - a good 90% of the daytime posts on here are from men - lazy feckin women are probably ironing or washing or some other hobby.

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Just now, Cunning Plan said:

How can you say blokes are lazy - a good 90% of the daytime posts on here are from men - lazy feckin women are probably ironing or washing or some other hobby.

That's the thing, women love drudgery. Which obviously pays less than the exciting technical stuff that interests men.

It's just science xD

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Equality is being paid the same for the same job and having equal opportunity to qualify for said jobs..  as is current legislation.

Paying people the same regardless of what they do is Communism.

Just saying.

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1 hour ago, One percent said:

 

UK companies with 250 or more employees will have to publish their gender pay gaps within the next year under a new legal requirement.

 

 


Will they also have to show the lowest wage and the highest wage?

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36 minutes ago, Libspero said:

Equality is being paid the same for the same job and having equal opportunity to qualify for said jobs..  as is current legislation.

Paying people the same regardless of what they do is Communism.

Just saying.

Most men earn well under the mean salary for men. 

They're funny things averages, and don't always tell you what you think they tell you. :)

Unfortunately the world's gone mad, and *hugz* now trumps actual understanding.

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1 minute ago, mooncat69 said:

In my company there is variation in wages amongst the men. Is that OK?

Yes.

Unless any of them start identifying as women, in which case, no.

xD

 

1 minute ago, Cunning Plan said:

Tall men earn more than short men. Which is how it should be.

But perhaps we need a height / salary chart published as well?

The big boss in my work is massive

QED

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9 minutes ago, Cunning Plan said:

I am 6'4" and earn a shit load more than I did when I was 5'7".

I rest my case.

That's proof then? I can't wait to be 6'4". My wallet will explode!O.o

Actually I worked with a 6'8" bloke. He got paid a lot, but he was a plonker!

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I would be interested to see this for my organisation as I would guess that the average women's salary is higher than the men's.  This being a product of having far more men in the manual jobs rather than any feminist anti-male conspiracy.

When this shocking statistic is published can I then expect a pay rise to help close the gender equality gap?

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3 minutes ago, One percent said:

At the moment Frank, we are all just guessing as to what the figures will look like.  My guess is that there will be so many ways to present the figures that not much of a controversial nature will be revealed 

Yep, IIRC you said that this still existed in your branch of academe so some overall requirement to publish is probably a good idea as it will highlight those companies where there is a big gap and there is no good reason for it.

The big carve out required will have to be for part time workers. A part time worker is going to be less valuable than a full time worker as they won't always be there when you need them so I would expect to pay them less for the same work.

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4 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Yep, IIRC you said that this still existed in your branch of academe so some overall requirement to publish is probably a good idea as it will highlight those companies where there is a big gap and there is no good reason for it.

The big carve out required will have to be for part time workers. A part time worker is going to be less valuable than a full time worker as they won't always be there when you need them so I would expect to pay them less for the same work.

I work part time from  choice and have managed to attract a workload larger than some of my full time (male) colleagues.  Also, because I am am part time i an not allocated any time for scholarly activity, unlike my full time (male) colleagues who get a day a week to write.  I am the only one in my section who is actively publishing currently.  So, I must disagree with you that part time workers are less valuable. 

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