Full-time pay edges upwards

The
latest figures show that average full-time weekly earnings reached £465 in
April 2002 – up 4.6 per cent over the previous 12 months.

Part-time
earnings rose by 7.9 per cent to reach £149 in the same period.

Men’s
full-time earnings increased by 4.8 per cent to £514 in the year to April 2002,
compared to a growth of 4.5 per cent for women’s full time earnings, which
reached £383.

The
pay gap between men and women, as measured by average full-time gross hourly
earnings, has widened slightly since April 2001.

In
April 2002, female employees earned £10.22 an hour – 81.2 per cent of male
earnings, which were £12.59. In April 2001, the figure was 81.5 per cent.  www.irsemploymentreview.com

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