Closing the Gender Pay Gap

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2017 Higher Education Service Group Conference
11 October 2016

Conference notes that according to the “New Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (JNCHES): Higher Education gender pay gap data” report which was published in September 2016, the gender pay gap in Higher Education has narrowed. However, it is disappointing to note that despite the Equal Pay Act being enacted over 40 years ago there is still a persistent pay gap in the sector.

Conference therefore calls on the Higher Education Service Group Executive (HESGE) to press UCEA (Universities & Colleges Employers Association) to commit to ending the gender pay gap by 2020.