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TUC Study Suggests Working Fathers get Wage Boost

A new report from the TUC has found that working fathers obtain a 21% wage boost and significantly out-earn their childless colleagues by more than a fifth.

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Aberdeen University Insists it has Narrowed Gender Pay Gap

Aberdeen University, along with three other Scottish universities, has condemned a report from The University and College Union (UCU) which stated that the gender pay gap in the universities stood at thousands of pounds.

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Yahoo Face Allegations of Gender bias from male Employee

Yahoo has become the latest tech giant to face claims of gender discrimination with a number of companies in Silicon Valley accused of gender discrimination in the last year.

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Aberdeen City Council Accused of Gender Discrimination

The trade union, Unite, is considering taking legal action against Aberdeen City Council and its senior managers over “discriminatory practice”.

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Senior Level Pay Gap Worse Over a Decade

Although there have been attempts to improve the gender pay gap a new study has revealed that pay issues are even worse than they were in 2005.

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Firms Underpaying Women to be Named and Shamed

The government have announced that companies underpaying female employees and contributing to the gender gap will be named and shamed. The move, which has been suggested by Prime Minister, David Cameron, will aim to “end the gender pay gap in a generation”.

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Research into female progression at work

New research from the 30% Club on gender intelligent approaches to developing male and female corporate leaders has revealed a new slant on how women succeed at work.

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Commission takes action to close the gender pay gap

The European Commission has adopted a Recommendation asking Member States to improve pay transparency for women and men in a bid to help close the gender pay gap.

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Boardroom bias against women in leading UK firms

Britain’s biggest companies are biased when appointing women to their boards, according to a new report.

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Commission to undertake new project on women on boards

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to look at the under-representation of women on boards later this year.

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Barriers to women's career progression

Too many able and well-qualified women will continue to be under-promoted and underpaid unless more men are prepared to work part-time and accept sideways career moves, according to a leading expert on workforce development.

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Gender pay gap is still a problem in Europe

The gender pay gap, or the average difference between women and men’s hourly earnings across the EU, is currently 16.2%, according to the latest figures released today by the European Commission. The figure has remained unchanged for the last year.

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Tackling maternity discrimination

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced that it will be conducting research into the prevalence of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in Britain’s workplaces.

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More women reaching senior management positions in the City

Recent research by recruitment firm Astbury Marsden has found the number of women taking up top-level management positions in the City has doubled over the past twelve months.

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Gender pay gap aggravated by bonuses

New data from CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and salary specialists XpertHR has uncovered the existence of a 50% bonus pay gap, which is aggravating the existing gender pay gap.

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