Sarah Champion MP Celebrates Victory in her Fight for Gender Pay Equality
Sarah Champion, Member of Parliament for Rotherham, says she's delighted that the Government have finally agreed to her gender pay equality measures. It was announced this weekend that companies with over 250 employees will be forced to reveal their pay gap between men and women. On December 16th 2014, Sarah used her Ten Minute Rule Bill to demand the mandatory publishing of pay gap figures by large companies. In her speech to the Commons she highlighted the current differences in pay; with women earning 81p on average to every pound earned by a man. In Sarah's constituency of Rotherham that figure drops to an average of 77p for every pound. She also pointed out that a voluntary agreement in place had clearly failed, with only 5 companies from thousands actually taking part.
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