UK Government urged to act on private sector pay equality

(NUJ) The NUJ has expressed concern that the

Equality Bill - being debated in the UK Parliament today - will not do enough

to stop pay discrimination in the private sector.

When the union does workplace surveys women journalists almost always come

out as earning far less than their male colleagues.

But the government refuses to make employers publish pay audits and act on


Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary, said: "Unfortunately the Equality

Bill does not contain the key reforms needed to close the gender pay gap in the

private sector.