Women earn £100 less a week than men

On
average, women earn almost £100 less per week than men, according to a new
report.

A
survey by the GMB union shows that women make up almost half the working
population, but earn an average weekly wage of £383.40, which is £97.28 less
per week than the average man.

According
to the research, the biggest discrepancy in pay is in the East Riding area of
Yorkshire, where the average wage for women is only 71 per cent of men’s.

Kevin
Curran, GMB general secretary, said the only way to ensure equal pay was to
force companies to conduct equal pay audits.

By Michael Millar

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