The Wilted Rose

Charting Labour meltdown 2007-2010

Labour fails on wage equality for women

Harriett Harman has failed.  Although she is feted by various organisations, such as business support agency PROWESS, and even by key ‘experts’ on gender equality, she and her Government has failed.  Harman’s attempt to legislate, via the Equalities Bill, has failed.  Here’s what the Fawcett Society has to say:

Government efforts to narrow the pay gap between women and men are not working; bold new measures are urgently needed.

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) today show that the mean hourly gender pay gap for full-time work has increased by 0.1% over the last 12 months from 17.1% to 17.2%.

This year, the Government has chosen to focus on the median pay gap figure – masking the real extent of the problem. Fawcett believes the mean pay figures better represent the true nature of the gender pay gap. Many women are clustered in the lowest paid professions and the median figures underplay this fact. Furthermore, international comparisons use mean earnings.

So if you’re a woman and you’re paid less than a man in the same job (maybe even in the same workplace), should you vote for Labour for more of the same?  Do you trust Labour’s lies?  I would hope not.


30 October, 2008 Posted by | Labour Party, politics | , , , , | Leave a comment