Black and Asian men paid less than white colleagues

Black
and Asian male workers  are earning up
to £150 per week less than their white counterparts , according to TUC
research.

The
report, Black and Excluded, reveals alarming differences in pay with blacks and
Asians earning on average £97 less than whites.

According
to the report Pakistani and Bangladeshi men earn £150 per week less than white
men, Caribbean men £115 less and Africans £116 less.

Black
and Asian women on the other hand fare much better, earning an average  £7 more than white women, although they are
much more likely to be in full -time employment. Pakistani and Bangladeshi
women however, still earn £34 per week less than white women.

The
TUC is calling on Government to extend the race relations legislation to tackle
the problem of low pay in some of the UK’s most vulnerable communities.

TUC
general secretary John Monks commented: "New laws in the public sector
will make a difference – these must now be extended to end the unfairness in
pay for black and Asian workers. They already suffer twice the levels of
unemployment, lack of promotion opportunities and racial harassment."

By Ross Wigham

 

 

 

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