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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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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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Gender Discrimination “Major Issue” for UK Oil Industry

The oil and gas industry is being hindered by gender discrimination according to research into the industry according to experts.

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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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How do I make an Equal Pay Claim?

Early Conciliation

Before filing a complaint about equal pay with an employment tribunal you must first inform Acas so the can carry out what is known as the early conciliation procedure. The formal procedure for notify Acas requires you to fill out a simple Early Conciliation notification form. Acas aim to contact all claimants within two working days of submitting this form. When they contact you, Acas will explain breify what the Early Conciliation procedure is and ask you some basic questions about your claim. At this point, you may decide you do not wish to continue with your claim or Acas may advise you that they are unable to help. However, most cases are passed to an Acas conciliator after the initial discussions. The conciliator will discuss with you or your representative and also the representative of your employer who you are making your claim against. The role of the conciliator is to try and talk through any issues and reach a solution to the issue without having to resort to employment tribunal proceedings.

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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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