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Gordon Brown Needs To Bend The Gender Gap

by | 25th, June 2007

tennis-bum.jpgISN’T it just wonderful to live in such a progressive, modern, equal country, where women get paid, er, 17 per cent less than men?

According to the women’s rights group, the Fawcett Society, no-mug Gordon Brown needs to act on narrowing the gender pay gap.

Despite the fact that equal pay legislation has been in force for over 30 years, women working full-time are still paid, on average, 17 per cent less than their male counterparts, while women who work part-time, are paid an incredible 38 per cent less.

The Fawcett society’s Dr Katherine Rake, who enjoys a clunky metaphor or two, says, “Women tennis players are finally enjoying equal pay at Wimbledon – it’s time for Gordon Brown to give all women a sporting chance and finally end the pay gap. The ball is in his court.”

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