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Gap narrowing between men and women's pay in Sussex

Man are being hit harder during the downturn than women, new figures have revealed.

Last year, men in most areas of Sussex saw their wage packets slashed while, on average, women enjoyed modest rises.

Business leaders welcomed news the pay gap was narrowing, but said both sexes were ultimately losing out.

In Brighton and Hove, the median wage for men fell 4.3% to £28,594, while the equivalent for women rose almost half a per cent to £27,080.

Tony Mernagh, chief executive of the city’s economic partnership, said the figures showed “a disparity” between the types of jobs held by men and women.

He said: “This is about full- time or part-time jobs.

“There are more women working in part-time work so there’s much less scope to reduce their wages.

“But for men working in full-time jobs, there’s much more chance that their wages might be reduced.

“Of course, even the modest wage increase for women is still far below the rate of inflation, so they are still worse off.”

'Roles on the wane'

Wendy Bell, manager of Sussex Enterprise, the county’s chamber of commerce, said the figures showed “traditionally male-dominated roles” were on the wane.

She said: “There’s always been a gap between men and women but we’re probably seeing a bit more of a levelling out. Some of the higher level roles usually held by men just aren’t available any more – there are far fewer managers.

“That’s probably why men’s wages are reducing on average.”

The statistics also showed that the difference between what men and women are paid in Sussex was far below the national average.

In 2012, the gender pay gap in the county stood at just 5.3%, compared to 20% nationally.

Wendy Bell said: “The pay gap is small because Brighton and Sussex as a whole has always been at the forefront of modern business.

“In this county, 85% of businesses are single traders. We don’t have as many huge conglomerates with traditionally male-dominated hierarchies.

“The fact that the gender gap is so small here is extremely positive.”

 

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9:32am Wed 5 Dec 12

Morpheus says...

There's a surprise. I have said from the start that equal pay will not mean that women will not get the same pay as men were getting, but that both will get a lower pay. Companies don't have the profit margins to pay more. This is why families need two people working to survive and why more and more are finding this. Isn't equality great?
There's a surprise. I have said from the start that equal pay will not mean that women will not get the same pay as men were getting, but that both will get a lower pay. Companies don't have the profit margins to pay more. This is why families need two people working to survive and why more and more are finding this. Isn't equality great? Morpheus
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11:00am Wed 5 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

This is very bad news.

The bottom line is women are not as good as men in physical jobs and don't really have the brain power to beat men in the more intelligent roles.

I know this may sound a trifle sexist but if this is the case can the lefty feminists out there do my 30 second quiz:

Name 10 women of industry

Name 20 famous sports women

Name 1 classical female composer

Name 5 female painters

Name 10 female politicians

--------------------
--------------

Now answer the following because I can't

Name 10 brands of make-up

Name 10 magazines aimed at women

Name the cast of Loose Women

What exactly is a fallopian tube?

I rest my case. Women know junk, men know proper things and therefore should be paid more.



(and women moan more)
This is very bad news. The bottom line is women are not as good as men in physical jobs and don't really have the brain power to beat men in the more intelligent roles. I know this may sound a trifle sexist but if this is the case can the lefty feminists out there do my 30 second quiz: Name 10 women of industry Name 20 famous sports women Name 1 classical female composer Name 5 female painters Name 10 female politicians -------------------- -------------- Now answer the following because I can't Name 10 brands of make-up Name 10 magazines aimed at women Name the cast of Loose Women What exactly is a fallopian tube? I rest my case. Women know junk, men know proper things and therefore should be paid more. (and women moan more) Algeria Touchshriek
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11:30am Wed 5 Dec 12

Artificial says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
This is very bad news.

The bottom line is women are not as good as men in physical jobs and don't really have the brain power to beat men in the more intelligent roles.

I know this may sound a trifle sexist but if this is the case can the lefty feminists out there do my 30 second quiz:

Name 10 women of industry

Name 20 famous sports women

Name 1 classical female composer

Name 5 female painters

Name 10 female politicians

--------------------

--------------

Now answer the following because I can't

Name 10 brands of make-up

Name 10 magazines aimed at women

Name the cast of Loose Women

What exactly is a fallopian tube?

I rest my case. Women know junk, men know proper things and therefore should be paid more.



(and women moan more)
Just thrown together off the top of my head here:

Painters
Freda Khalo
Vanessa Bell
Kathy Kollwitz
Georgia O'Keeffe
Bridget Riley
Lee Krasner

Sculptors
Camille Claudel
Barbara Hepworth
Sarah Lucas

Scientists
Marie Curie
Ada Lovelace
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: This is very bad news. The bottom line is women are not as good as men in physical jobs and don't really have the brain power to beat men in the more intelligent roles. I know this may sound a trifle sexist but if this is the case can the lefty feminists out there do my 30 second quiz: Name 10 women of industry Name 20 famous sports women Name 1 classical female composer Name 5 female painters Name 10 female politicians -------------------- -------------- Now answer the following because I can't Name 10 brands of make-up Name 10 magazines aimed at women Name the cast of Loose Women What exactly is a fallopian tube? I rest my case. Women know junk, men know proper things and therefore should be paid more. (and women moan more)[/p][/quote]Just thrown together off the top of my head here: Painters Freda Khalo Vanessa Bell Kathy Kollwitz Georgia O'Keeffe Bridget Riley Lee Krasner Sculptors Camille Claudel Barbara Hepworth Sarah Lucas Scientists Marie Curie Ada Lovelace Artificial
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11:35am Wed 5 Dec 12

Artificial says...

Politicians
Harriet Harman
Indira Ghandi
Margaret Thatcher
Hilary Clinton
Condoleezza Rice
Margaret Beckett
Barbara Castle
Diane Abbot
Theresa May
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Cheral Gillan
Oona King
Caroline Lucas
Virginia Bottomley
Angela Merkel
Politicians Harriet Harman Indira Ghandi Margaret Thatcher Hilary Clinton Condoleezza Rice Margaret Beckett Barbara Castle Diane Abbot Theresa May Sirimavo Bandaranaike Cheral Gillan Oona King Caroline Lucas Virginia Bottomley Angela Merkel Artificial
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11:41am Wed 5 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

I rest my case you can not name 10 bird politicians, you name 15. The trouble with the fairer sex is THEY DON'T LISTEN. So how, prey tell, can they be paid equal when they have to be told at least twice.




(They smell nicer than men though)
I rest my case you can not name 10 bird politicians, you name 15. The trouble with the fairer sex is THEY DON'T LISTEN. So how, prey tell, can they be paid equal when they have to be told at least twice. (They smell nicer than men though) Algeria Touchshriek
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11:41am Wed 5 Dec 12

Artificial says...

Sport
Sport
Hannack Cockcroft
Victoria Pendleton
Jessica Ennis
Kelly Holmes
Tanni Grey-Thompson
Sharon Davies
Virginia Wade
Zara Phillips
Tina Cooke
Laura Trott
Joanna Rowsell
Dani King
Katherine Granger
Shelly Woods
Fatima Whitbred
Tessa Sanderson
Paula Radcliffe
Sally Gunnell
Liza McColgan
Nicola Adams
Sport Sport Hannack Cockcroft Victoria Pendleton Jessica Ennis Kelly Holmes Tanni Grey-Thompson Sharon Davies Virginia Wade Zara Phillips Tina Cooke Laura Trott Joanna Rowsell Dani King Katherine Granger Shelly Woods Fatima Whitbred Tessa Sanderson Paula Radcliffe Sally Gunnell Liza McColgan Nicola Adams Artificial
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11:43am Wed 5 Dec 12

Artificial says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
I rest my case you can not name 10 bird politicians, you name 15. The trouble with the fairer sex is THEY DON'T LISTEN. So how, prey tell, can they be paid equal when they have to be told at least twice.




(They smell nicer than men though)
I chose to exceed to emphasise the point.
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: I rest my case you can not name 10 bird politicians, you name 15. The trouble with the fairer sex is THEY DON'T LISTEN. So how, prey tell, can they be paid equal when they have to be told at least twice. (They smell nicer than men though)[/p][/quote]I chose to exceed to emphasise the point. Artificial
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12:18pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

No, you didn't listen (moreover read).

The other day my lovely wife texted me at work and asked what i would like for dinner. I replied homemade chicken curry.

She ended up cooking Chilli con carne.

"Oh" she said. "I thought you texted chilli con carne"

And then she checked and it clearly said homemade chicken curry.

i love her to bits but she doesn't blooming listen to a bleeding word I say.





(but she is very good with nappies)
No, you didn't listen (moreover read). The other day my lovely wife texted me at work and asked what i would like for dinner. I replied homemade chicken curry. She ended up cooking Chilli con carne. "Oh" she said. "I thought you texted chilli con carne" And then she checked and it clearly said homemade chicken curry. i love her to bits but she doesn't blooming listen to a bleeding word I say. (but she is very good with nappies) Algeria Touchshriek
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12:35pm Wed 5 Dec 12

ruberducker says...

im all for equality,i dont go shopping anymore",if you want it- you carry it",so i save money in the long run..ah bless her.
im all for equality,i dont go shopping anymore",if you want it- you carry it",so i save money in the long run..ah bless her. ruberducker
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12:14pm Thu 6 Dec 12

thevoiceoftruth says...

Algeria Touchshriek wrote:
No, you didn't listen (moreover read).

The other day my lovely wife texted me at work and asked what i would like for dinner. I replied homemade chicken curry.

She ended up cooking Chilli con carne.

"Oh" she said. "I thought you texted chilli con carne"

And then she checked and it clearly said homemade chicken curry.

i love her to bits but she doesn't blooming listen to a bleeding word I say.





(but she is very good with nappies)
Wife? Ha, ha, don't make me laugh. I think it's more likely you are middle aged and still live with your mum! Reckon the only time you'd get close to a women is when there is Rohypnol involved.
[quote][p][bold]Algeria Touchshriek[/bold] wrote: No, you didn't listen (moreover read). The other day my lovely wife texted me at work and asked what i would like for dinner. I replied homemade chicken curry. She ended up cooking Chilli con carne. "Oh" she said. "I thought you texted chilli con carne" And then she checked and it clearly said homemade chicken curry. i love her to bits but she doesn't blooming listen to a bleeding word I say. (but she is very good with nappies)[/p][/quote]Wife? Ha, ha, don't make me laugh. I think it's more likely you are middle aged and still live with your mum! Reckon the only time you'd get close to a women is when there is Rohypnol involved. thevoiceoftruth
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