Merry Christmas to readers of the blog site and to everyone out there still fighting for equal pay. Like everyone else at this time of year, I am going to take have a few days off to enjoy the festive season with family and friends. Normal service will be resumed once this annual period of over-indulgence has run its course. Show More Summary
The Telegraph reports that the star of the stage version of Made in Dagenham, Gemma Atherton, joined an equal pay protest outside the Westminster Parliament the other day. But I had to laugh at the various Labour MPS queuing up to declare...Show More Summary
I submitted an FoI request to North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) on 5 November 2014 which means that the Council has 28 days (i.e. until 3 December) to respond and say whether or not it will release details of NLC's controversial 'performance management scheme' for chief officials. Show More Summary
I spent a fascinating couple of hours at the Glasgow Employment Tribunal the other day listening to the ebb and flow of the arguments in the so-called equal value cases, i.e. the equal pay claims brought by former APT&C staff in North Lanarkshire Council. Show More Summary
Unhappy Equal Pay Day! Yep, as The Telegraph reports, today marks the point in the year after which women are effectively working for free thanks to the gender pay gap. (Thanks, gender pay gap. You’re too kind.) What’s more (or as it turns out, less), the gap has widened since last year, adding three more days of exploitation. Show More Summary
Voters tend to suffer from short term memory loss on voting day and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is counting on that. Walker released an ad on Tuesday in which his female lieutenant governor applauds his support for equal pay for women — just two years after the governor signed a bill repealing the state’s equal [...]
I was speaking to a reader from North Lanarkshire Council the other day, a council employee and union member, who said that their union rep advised members, quite categorically, not to bother submitting an equal pay claim back in 2005/06. Show More Summary
I read this report on the Scottish TUC in The Scotsman the other day and was struck by the fact that it fails to make any mention whatsoever about the fight for equal pay which has been the single biggest industrial relations issue in Scotland's councils over the past 10 years. Show More Summary
Latinas would have had to work until today, October 8, to catch up to what white men made last year alone. Image: Equal pay via Shutterstock The post ‘Equal Pay Day’ for Latinas Highlights Yawning Wage Disparities appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Zoe Williams is one of the few Guardian writers I have much time for these days because she spoke out about equal pay when all these other 'lefty' types (including lots of Labour MSPs and MPs) kept their heads down and said nothing.Show More Summary
"Long gone are the days of men bringing home the bacon while women fry it up in the pan," a poll sponsor said
This “Women: Like men, only cheaper” image should look familiar–we’ve sarcastically used to “celebrate” Equal Pay Day in the past. But an Australian tech executive was all-too-serious when he included it as a slide during his talk at a tech conference recently. Evan Thornleye explained how “forward-thinking” people such as himself can take advantage of the [...]
I still get email enquiries every day asking if there is a connection is between equal pay and Holiday BackPay Claims. The straight answer is No, not a direct connection at least, because equal pay is all about gender differences - the difference in pay between male and female jobs. Show More Summary
Every year we celebrate Labor Day to recognize the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. And yet every year we fail to adequately recognize a vital segment of our workforce...Show More Summary
Remember the one about the man who killed his parents, then asked for mercy because he's an orphan? Well, chutzpah has a new definition. On Labor Day, the Republican National Committee tweeted the following claim: "This #LaborDay, the...Show More Summary
Did Wisconsin Republicans nominate 2014's Todd Akin? The post Likely Congressman Opposes MLK Day, Supports ‘Don’t Say Gay,’ Thinks Women Don’t Want Equal Pay appeared first on ThinkProgress.
When we talk about the gender pay gap, most of us are already familiar with the fact that women make just 77 cents for every dollar that a man makes. While this remains true, not all women are even that fortunate. For African-American women the wage gap is even larger. African-American women make just 64 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts.
Time to close the gap.
Today, July 16, 9to5 will join partner organizations to recognize African American Women's Equal Pay Day. This day represents how far into 2014 African American women must work to earn what white men earned in 2013 alone. While we have...Show More Summary
“I became the most hated person in San Francisco, for a day,” writes Brian Mayer, the founder of ReservationHop, a service which allows you to scalp reservations at swanky Bay Area restaurants. The immediate response, of course, is that, no, he didn’t become the most hated person in the city, even for a second. Ask the tenants of...