Equal wages regardless of gender

Equal wages regardless of gender

Equal wages regardless of gender

First published in Business Matters

This week Business Matters highlights the plight of low paid part-time female workers.

According to trade union report this group are chronically underpaid and suffer from a significant lack of opportunity compared to their male counterparts.

Brighton and Hove performs well in this area with a strong record on the living wage.

But in parts of Sussex a majority are paid less than the living wage.

This part of the workforce may not be considered a pressing priority for business growth.

Some may say low wages and zero hours contracts are needed for ongoing economy recovery.

But it shows the unevenness of the recovery if such a hardworking group are getting paid so little.

It is surely in the interests of a buoyant and sustainable economy to ensure our workforce is fairly rewarded for its efforts.

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