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Lots of noise about this nowadays, and HMG have requested Companies give the percentage differentials.  Seems Ryanair has one of the widest; now (at a guess) if 90% of pilots are male and 90% of flight attendants are female, wouldn't that be the reason for the "gap" ?   Or are they saying that trolley dollies should be paid the same as the guy who's flying the plane ?        :rolleyes:

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There are loads of reasons for this supposed gap. If employers were really paying women less than men for doing the same job (which has been llegal for a long time) and getting away with it, surely they would employ only women?:huh:

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A perfectly natural and common sense deduction Asp; but alas, this "I want the same as you" scenario now has taken off. EG: the female shop workers claiming the same rates as the men in the warehouse;  if a woman works in the warehouse, she gets the same rate as the blokes, conversely, if a bloke works in the shop, he gets the same rate as the women. Why? Because they are different jobs, and the employer has quite rightly placed a value on those jobs.  But we've had the case of the Council dinner ladies, claiming the same as the Binmen, which they won, why, I don't know, cos the jobs are totally different. The principle is quite clear, same job = same pay; but it's morphed into "job of equal value", equal value to whom ?  The only entity that can value a job is the employer, years ago, they would employ "time and motion" experts to do it.  Perhaps they'll invent an app, to monitor workers physical and mental effort in order to decide !     :D

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