Research shows British women work unpaid for nearly 2 hours every day

25 August 2015

Analysis of the 2015 National Management Salary Survey has revealed that women in managerial roles in the UK work unpaid for about 1 hour and 40 minutes each day in a year. That would suggest that in every year a woman works 57 working days for free in comparison to their male counterparts.

According to research published this week by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) the average pay for women managers is equivalent to £30,612, whereas men with the same job in the same filed are paid £39,136. This amounts to a £8,524 pay gap across all ages and demonstrates a 22 per cent gap between the average pay of men and women managers.

CMI’s Chief Executive Ann Francke says this is “unacceptable behaviour” especially after the Equal Pay Act was introduced in 1970. This has support the CMI to push for organisations to address causes of the gender pay gap, to which this report was written in good timing as the Government requests for businesses of 250-plus employees to publicly report what they pay their men and women.

In response, PWC published a report of their gender gap for last November, which was15.1 per cent. This week Deloitte also stated what it pays its staff which revealed a 17.8 per cent pay gap. Mrs Francke believes “this new era of transparency will be a powerful driver of change”.

The law clearly states that men and women with identical jobs must be paid equally. So to see that women are still subject to ‘traditional’ ways of working indicates the need to address these barriers.

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