Commenting on Labour plans published today (Wednesday) to eliminate the gender pay gap by 2030, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Public shaming hasn’t proved enough to curtail unequal pay so far.
“Proper enforceable sanctions and a clear end date will force reluctant bosses to be transparent and stop the disparity.
“Women have been failed in the workplace for too long so these commitments are long overdue.”
Notes to editors
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services – in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in both the public and private sectors.