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Equality Trust report finds the gender pay gap won’t close for 48 years

According to the latest Equality Trust report, women won’t see the closure of the gender pay gap in the average FTSE 100 company for another 48 years.

Mon 10th October 2022 The PDA

The Equality Trust has released its latest briefing ‘Closing the gender pay gap: a review of the FTSE 100’s progress’. The report analysed FTSE 100 companies in terms of the progress made in closing the gender pay gap. As the government Equalities Office’s scheduled review of regulations hasn’t been published yet, this research assesses the progress made since the introduction of the regulations.

Based on the slow progress FTSE 100 companies have made to narrow the gender pay gap over the first three years, it’s been estimated it would take just under 48 years for the average FTSE 100 employer to close the gender pay gap. Read the full report here.

The PDA believes that everyone deserves to be treated fairly at work and to feel respected and valued. The PDA’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Networks work to advance and improve equality in the industry. One of the networks, the National Association of Women Pharmacists (NAWP), specifically focuses on issues of special relevance to female pharmacists.

Ayah Abbass, President of the PDA NAWP Network said, “NAWP welcomes the Equality Trust’s report as it’s an issue that needs to be addressed seriously. We are disappointed with the fact that women may have to wait for another 48 years to see the closure of the gender pay gap. We strongly believe that this issue needs urgent attention and action, as the impact is drastic. It’s the basic right for women and we need to see changes now! NAWP is carrying out some work regarding this matter and we fully support projects that are tackling the gender wage gap.”

The Equality Act 2010 provides a legal protection from discrimination for those living in England, Scotland or Wales. This protects permanent, full-time, part-time, and locum pharmacists. In Northern Ireland, the protection from discrimination falls under the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

PDA members should note that discrimination matters have a strict deadline of three months, less one day from the last act of discrimination or the last in a series of acts.

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