01 September 2011
Study shows pay gap remains an issue in UK
Female professionals in the British employment system are still victims of sex discrimination in terms of the wages they receive, a new study has shown.
According to research commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), men in executive positions are paid as much as £10,000 more per annum than their female counterparts performing similar duties.
This survey involved the examination of some 34,000 senior members of staff across the country and found there are still widespread differences in pay awards granted to men and women.
Petra Wilson - director of policy and research at the CMI, a body with more than 90,000 members - commented: "This kind of bad management is damaging UK businesses and must be addressed."
She went on to indicate that the government needs to take greater responsibility in ending this era of discrimination as, if current trends are maintained, it could take as long as 100 years before the salary gap is closed completely.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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