THE PAY GAP BETWEEN MEN AND
WOMEN IS WIDENING.
What should I do?
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The pay gap between men and women in the public sector has recently risen from an average of 10% to 11%.
Most high profile equal pay cases have taken place in the NHS or local authorities. However, the public sector is also made up of many other organisations who carry out public sector functions of one type or another.
There are 24 Ministerial Departments that include the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence. There are 22 non-ministerial departments such as the Food Standards Agency, HMRC, National Crime Agency, and 361 Agencies and other bodies such as various advisory committees. These include the Airport Commission, The Arts Council for England and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, as well as the Prison Service. Finally there are 72 “high profile groups” like the Immigration Enforcement Office. There are also 11 public corporations like the BBC. See www.gov.uk.
If you feel you are doing the same job as a man or a job rated as equivalent or of equal value, but you are not paid the same and you work in the public sector, then please get in touch. Whilst there is a lot of discussion about tackling gender pay in equality in the private sector, this does not mean that the vast public sector should be ignored.
Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 places a statutory duty upon public sector bodies to eliminate unlawful pay discrimination.
The general duty covers all the protected characteristics including sex, and in principle therefore cover equal pay between women and men. The general duty applies to public bodies listed in Schedule 19 of the Equality Act 2010 (e.g. schools, further and higher education bodies, local authorities, police, fire and transport authorities, and government departments) and to public, private, or voluntary organisations carrying out public functions, including acting on behalf of a public authority. It applies across the whole of Britain.
Here are some examples of equal pay claims in the Public Sector.
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