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Margot Parker MEP - shocked to learn women in Derby earn up to £10,000 a year less than men

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 7 May 2019

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I was shocked to learn women in Derby earn up to £10,000 a year less than men.

This appears to be the widest gender pay gap in Britain - reports how in Derby men earn £35,900 on average, compared with £25,360 for women.

But this is a problem not just in Derby of course.

Reports from the Office of National Statistics, which stated that the gender pay gap still exists nationally.

Is it any wonder, when women have to contend with various hurdles to access the labour market? From workplace discrimination, to the affordability of childcare.

Research shows antiquated views of women returning from maternity leave are still prevalent, with cases of women being made redundant or, experiencing some form of discrimination in the work place, resulting in many having to leave employment.

Factors such as discrimination in the work place and the cost of childcare, can be detrimental to narrowing the gender pay gap, and the long term and overall well-being of women.

 

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