Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Different for girls

From the Guardian:
The body responsible for safeguarding equality in the UK will tell the government today that the economic climate is too fragile to impose equal pay reviews on business.

With women's pay on average 17% less than men's and the gap increasing, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, formed 18 months ago, will say that the reviews should be excluded from the forthcoming equalities bill when it publishes its recommendations.
Proof, if it were needed, that almost anything can be delayed by invoking the magic word 'recession.' Almost everything, of course: massive payments to failed banks are excluded.

1 comment:

Giovanni said...

What I find intriguing is that nobody has suggested the obvious solution in keeping with these tough economic times: lowering male wages by an average of 17%.