Gloria De Piero MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities said: “Women are working an extra three days for free this year because the pay gap is back on the rise.
“Women shouldn’t have to wait another 50 years for equal pay, which is why Labour will be calling a vote in Parliament to get big companies to publish their pay gap.
“If David Cameron’s Government doesn’t act, a Labour Government will.”
As we all bloody well know, it’s illegal to pay people a different amount based on their gender for the same job. Thus, in that pure sense, either there’s no gender pay gap or there’s a number of prosecutions not being brought.
And if we want to start talking about m,en and women in general earning different amounts of money then we’ve got to go look at qualifications, hours in work, years in the workforce, relative death and injury rates of various jobs and all the rest. And when we do that we find that there’s no part of that gap left that can be explained by any form of gender discrimination.
So what the fuck’s she talking about?
The difference based on median hourly earnings for full-time workers increased from 9.5 per cent last year to 10 per cent.
Men and women tend to do different jobs, in different sectors of the economy. They get paid different amounts. And?