Shop workers at Next have won the first stage in a fight for equal pay that could lead to a payout of up to £100m.
More than 400 mainly female workers in the fashion and homewares retailer’s stores say they are paid between £2 and £6 an hour less than the company’s mainly male warehouse workers, whom they view as doing work of equal value. They also claim the warehouse staff have access to more lucrative bonuses.
Next has conceded that the two types of role can be compared, the first stage in a three-step process for equal pay claims.
If you want the higher wages go work in the warehouse then.