Women on warpath over equal pay audit

CBI conference will be picketed by women workers later this year unless it
drops its opposition to equal pay audits, says Union Amicus.

Lyons, general secretary of Amicus, accused employers holding back measures to
close the 19 per cent pay gap between men and women, reports website Ananova.

said unless the CBI changes its position on equal pay, the union would stage a
picket of its national conference in Manchester in November.

asked thousands of firms to carry out pay audits to make sure women were not
being paid less than men.

only 70 companies have agreed to do so.

CBI said it was opposed to statutory pay reviews, but said it had developed a
voluntary system.

By Quentin Reade

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