November 03, 2006 05:00 ET

Mind the gap: Amicus women's conference calls for action on pay inequality

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 03, 2006) - Amicus members will be upping their campaign to close the gender pay gap at their Equalities Conference this Friday following a recent survey by ASHE which revealed that the average pay gap for women fulltime workers remains the same as last year at 17%.

Amicus women representatives will come together to discuss the world of women at work. They will be calling on all working women to join the union to campaign for an end to discrimination and inequality in the workplace.

The Government has implemented a whole new agenda for women at work but there is still a long way to go and much more to be done.

Derek Simpson, Amicus, General Secretary says,
"Equality at work and the long working hour's culture is a priority for Amicus. Our representatives are working hard to deliver equality in the workplace for our women members, through negotiating on equal pay audits, work-life balance and women's skills and training.

However the Government must take more action. We need statutory backing for our equality representatives, a strong, comprehensive and coherent single equality act and compulsory equal pay audits for all employers. It cannot be just left to employers to take action on a voluntary basis; otherwise women will still be facing unequal pay for many years to come".

Contact Information

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    Jody Mills
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