I wanted to cringe, the comment is so desperate. Doesn’t he realise that this is the whole issue the data is meant to reveal? The debate about equal pay for equal work was meant to be have been resolved in 1970. We all know it has not been, but highlighting data on that issue was not the purpose of this new data. The issue now is about precisely why women are not offered the same job opportunities as men, and so are paid less as a result.
More women than men decide to become primary child carer.
And that’s it, that’s the whole and entire explanation. We really don’t need companies to be reporting the gender pay gap to know that.