09 June 2011
Research: Many employees unhappy with pay gap
Many employees across the UK feel they may be suffering from pay discrimination within their workplace, new research has suggested.
According to a study published recently (June 9th) by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) - an independent think tank set up in 1988 - 66 per cent of all staff believe the discrepancy in salaries between the lowest and highest earners at their firm is too great at present.
The Getting What we Deserve? Attitudes to Pay, Reward and Desert report indicates there is a high level of demand from individuals for the government to work alongside the business sector to make wages fairer, with 78 per cent of respondents saying they would support legislative action on this matter.
Nick Pearce, director at IPPR, observed: "People want to see the benefits of success more fairly shared within organisations, instead of a few top earners getting an ever bigger share of the pie."
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Posted by Daniel Stevens