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Gender pay gap falls

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The gender pay gap fell to 9.6% in April 2012, according to new figures from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).

The European Parliament has called on the European Commission to take more action to close the gender pay gap.

A new report from the European Commission has said that the EU must improve equality between men and women if it is respond effectively to the current economic crisis.

A European Commission (EC) report has shown that limited progress towards increasing the number of women on company boards has been achieved one year after EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding called for credible self-regulatory measures.

Gender pay gap falls

Posted by on in Sex Discrimination

The gender pay gap has fallen below 10% for the first time, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics. Standing at 10.1% in April 2010, the gap between men’s and women’s median full-time hourly earnings excluding overtime was down to 9.1% in April 2011.

Recent research published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has shown that there is still a significant gender pay gap between male and female executives across the UK.

New research has revealed that women are increasingly breaking through the ‘glass ceiling’ and have increasing employment opportunities, particularly in terms of career advancement and remuneration. However, it warns that barriers still remain.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has responded to the Government's Modern Workplaces consultation, saying that the right to request flexible working should be extended to all employees and the Government should stick to its implementation timetable of 2015.

Recent research has revealed that women are less optimistic than men about the likelihood of women achieving equality in terms of pay and career opportunities by the year 2020.

Key government achievements in advancing gender equality and eliminating discrimination against women have been highlighted in a new report to the UN.

The Government has launched a consultation giving details of its proposals to reform the current system of parental leave with effect from 2015. The `Modern Workplaces’ consultation seeks to build a new consensus around greater flexibility, which also includes plans to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees.

Leading business women from the UK, New York and Hong Kong agree that it is the job of the business community to do more to attract women to top jobs, a survey for HSBC bank has shown.

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, has announced that the salary gap between women and men in most European countries is between 15% and 20% and there are some countries with an even sharper difference.

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