EOC calls for more action to close pay gap

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first_img Comments are closed. The Equal Opportunities Commission believes the Government needs to gobeyond the recommendations in the Kingsmill Review of Women’s Employment andPay if the gender pay gap is to be addressed. EOC chairwoman Julie Mellor said that Denise Kingsmill’s consultationdocument, which is due to be considered by the Government, does not focusenough attention on the fact that women are more likely to work in sectorscharacterised by low pay. “The review rightly emphasises the need to ensure women do not facebarriers to promotion, but the Government also needs to address the fact thatwomen and men are concentrated in different kinds of work and that thosedominated by women tend to be low paid,” said Mellor. Mellor believes the national shortage of childcare is also a major obstacleto equality and needs to be tackled. The EOC opposes Kingsmill’s proposal to establish a new organisation tochallenge unequal pay. Mellor would rather see a renewed emphasis on the role existingorganisations, such as the CIPD, the CBI, Acas and unions, play in closing thepay gap. She said, “It is important we build on the work many of these bodiesare already doing rather than reinventing the wheel.” www.eoc.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. EOC calls for more action to close pay gapOn 23 Oct 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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