Government scraps Labour’s planned rules on equal pay

Government scraps Labour’s planned rules on equal pay

“The Government has scrapped plans to force big businesses to disclose the difference in pay for men and women they employ, on the day it emerged that little progress had been made in bringing women into the boardroom.”

A strange way to promote equal pay

Gender pay disclosure plans eased by coalition

Women still struggle to get top FTSE 100 jobs – report

“The number of female executives in top jobs at the UK’s leading 100 firms is almost unchanged for a third year running, a report says.”

UK Office for National Statistics

“…But men and women still follow very different career paths. Men are ten times more likely than women to be employed in skilled trades (19 per cent compared with 2 per cent) and are also more likely to be managers and senior officials. A fifth of women in employment do administrative or secretarial work compared with 4 per cent of men. Women are also more likely than men to be employed in the personal services and in sales and customer services. Similar proportions of men and women work in professional, associate professional and elementary occupations, such as labourers and catering assistants.”…

Britain embraces ‘positive action’ to abolish workplace discrimination