Gender pay laws will help close equality gap

October 28, 2014 3:29 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Reacting to the news that the UK has fallen to 26th in the 'World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report', Liberal Democrat Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson said:

"Today's report shows that we need to take further action to tackle the inequality that still exists between men and women. That is why Liberal Democrats would introduce laws requiring large companies to publish their gender pay gap.


"Forty years after the Equal Pay Act was passed it is utterly unacceptable that women are not being equally rewarded in the workplace. The Liberal Democrats have successfully secured shared parental leave, extra childcare, a new right to request flexible working, and we are determined to tackle the gender pay gap. If women in the workplace are to have the same opportunities and choices as men, they must be properly rewarded for their talents and skills - it's as simple as that."

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