Equal pay for equal work is thick in the air these days. Especially with President Obama saying in the State of the Union "it is time to do away with policies that belong in a Mad Men episode." When I think of sexism, I imagine it happening in the far-reaches of some faceless, corporate office where the "ol' boys club" still rein supreme. Show More Summary
“Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care [...]
President Obama's right to call out equal pay and leave policies as relics of the bad old days of 'Mad Men.' But they aren't the only ones that remain. The post The Other ‘Mad Men’ Problems Obama Could Have Mentioned In The State Of The Union appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The BBC carried an interesting report the other day about Birmingham City Council being forced to sell off major assets such as the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in order to meet the costs of the Council's equal pay claims. Now the...Show More Summary
When I walk into a fast food joint these days I can't help doing a head count of all of the employees on ship in order to think about the aggregate hourly sales they'd have to make in order to pay for employee salaries, rents, utilities...Show More Summary
I had an equal pay moment while I was watching 'Philomena' in the cinema the other day - which came during the scene where the Martin Sixsmith character (played by Steve Coogan) reflects upon the behaviour of the nuns at the Sacred Heart Convent. Show More Summary
I received a rather odd enquiry from an Action 4 Equality Scotland (A4ES) client the other day - a client who is pursuing an equal pay claim against South Lanarkshire Council. Now the story could have got lost in the telling a bit, Chinese...Show More Summary
If you want to understand why the fight for equal pay in Scotland has been such a long, hard slog - then read this ridiculous sexist rant by Tam Cowan which appeared in the Daily Record the other day. Incredibly, this offensive piece...Show More Summary
All things being equal (i.e. access to both, in terms of location and ability to pay): Would you rather camp out or stay in a motel/hotel on a holiday?
I said the other day that 'league tables' are, generally speaking, a good thing - because they provide ordinary people with information that public bureaucrats would otherwise keep to themselves. Take equal pay, for example. How easy...Show More Summary
Hey, do you all remember August 26 of this year? Especially you ladies. Did it feel particularly... equal to you? Well, if you didn't feel the equality in the air, I guess you weren't paying attention, because today—yes, that's today, September 9, 2013—the city council issued a proclamation declaring Monday, August 26, 2013, Women's Equality Day. Show More Summary
I was struck by the comments of the Home Carer from South Lanarkshire - Agnes Mills - which featured in The Herald the other day. To my mind it is a public disgrace that people like Agnes should have waited so long for their equal pay...Show More Summary
This Labor Day it's important to remember that women are still underpaid compared to their male counterparts, and a change in the workforce needs to happen. Enter: a Disney princess parody music video to knock your socks off. Standout singer Jenny Joslin of Texpats was clearly born to be a Disney princess. Show More Summary
I've been invited to speak to the Green Party in South Lanarkshire this evening - on the subject of equal pay and Freedom of Information (FOI) I'm looking forward to the event even though I thought my days of addressing political meetings were long gone - so I'll let you know how things go. Show More Summary
I’m sad I missed this when it was first posted for the June anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but the wage discrimination infographic below is too great not to highlight, whatever the month. The chart is remarkably clear, comparing the “full dollar” earned by a white man to the lesser compensation provided to white, [...]
On this Women's Equality Day - the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote - I'm struck by all the ways in which women have yet to attain equality. Also, because this August 26 comes two days before the 50th...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, besieged by controversy and scandal the past month, has seen a small political opening: immigration reform. A day after he held a press conference to discuss the Equal Pay Act, to seemingly distract the White House press and national audience from the plethora of scandals, Obama pleaded with Congress to [...]
What does Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg really want? Fresh Dialogues explores Sandberg's top 5 wish list on this special day, 50 years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act.
"Fifty years ago today, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, right here in the White House. He said it was basic to our democracy. It's the idea that all of us are created equal. And as I said in my inaugural addressShow More Summary
I have been contacted by one of the two elected councillors who featured in posts the other day - about the ongoing 'War of Words' in South Lanarkshire Council over Equal Pay. See posts dated 1 June and 29 May 2013. The councillor concerned - Cllr Peter Grant - is keen to hear from local people who are directly affected by the equal pay debacle. Show More Summary