<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://analytics.twitter.com/i/adsct?txn_id=l615x&amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;tw_order_quantity=0"/> <img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://t.co/i/adsct?txn_id=l615x&amp;p_id=Twitter&amp;tw_sale_amount=0&amp;tw_order_quantity=0"/>

The HR Forum

Today, BBC news gives us further interesting reading on the subject of gender pay gaps as 500+ organisations reveal their gender pay gap figures ahead of the April deadline.

An element I found interesting is that Ladbrokes, Easyjet and Virgin all said that "men and women are paid equally when in the same role". Therefore they are saying that there is 'equal pay'  - making the distinction that the 'gender pay gap' is due to low numbers of women in senior roles.

Is that true in your experience or is this a simplistic - or even convenient - stance?

Click here to read the article

In the article there is a link to 'Important moments in the fight for equal pay'. This might be useful for those of you studying the subject and, in any case, it is an interesting read. Who doesn't like history?

You need to be a member of DPG Community to add comments!

Join DPG Community

Email me when people reply –


  • Interestingly, despite the above article coming from the BBC, Sky news today describes that a top BBC journalist quit her role having discovered male counterparts were paid up to 50% more. 

    Read the article here: https://news.sky.com/story/bbc-editor-carrie-gracie-quits-over-secr...

    BBC editor Carrie Gracie quits over 'secretive and illegal' gender pay structure
    The veteran reporter steps down from her high-profile role to highlight what she says is an "indefensible pay gap".
This reply was deleted.

CIPD Branch Events

Did you know your local CIPD branch will put on relevant events that are free to CIPD members.

Take a look for your local branch here and what events are happening. Remember attending these events are great CPD evidence.

CIPD Branch Event Search

What's Happening?

Jacqui posted a discussion
4 minutes ago
Gilly, Pebble O'Donnell, Lisa Lewis and 5 more joined DPG Community
18 minutes ago
David William Lincoln updated their profile photo
2 hours ago
David William Lincoln and Emma Mercer are now connected
2 hours ago
Lisa Lewis updated their profile
4 hours ago
Alex Jean-Baptiste posted a discussion
16 hours ago
Gillian Dagless updated their profile photo
18 hours ago
Gillian Dagless updated their profile photo
18 hours ago