Gender pay gap GROWS for the first time in five years: Men now earn £97-a-week more than women
The gap between what men and women earn in work has widened for the first time in five years, new figures show. Full-time men now earn 10 per cent more than their female colleagues, but including all employees the gap has risen 19.6 per cent to 19.7 per cent.
Unions seized on the figures as proof that years of ‘slow, steady progress’ on pay equality was being eroded.
Working women receive £97-a-week less than men in full-time jobs, the Office for National Statistics, it was the first time the gender pay gap has increased since 2008.
The figures showed that median annual earnings for full-time employees were £27,000 in the year to April, an increase of 2.1 per cent from the previous year.One in 10 full-time workers earned less than £7.28 an hour…
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