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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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Aberdeen Entrepreneur Calls for More Female Representation at Senior Level

An Aberdeen businesswoman has called for a united effort to ensure that more women are represented at boardroom level in Scotland, stating that the current levels are far from acceptable.

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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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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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Austerity Having Negative Effect on Gender Inequality

A number of leading charities have condemned government austerity stating that an extra incentive on savings for all has led to more gender inequality.

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Encouraging Signs for Women's Employment

A new report by the Women's Business Council has indicated that steps taken to help remove barriers to female success including, all employees being able to request flexible working, the shared parental leave system and the Tax Free Childcare scheme, are beginning to work. Maximising Women's Contribution to Future Economic Growth - One Year On highlights several encouraging signs for women's employment including:

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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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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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