‘Gap in wages between men and women must be closed’ – Fearon

Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
Politics
Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said the gap in wages between men and women must be closed.

Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon

Speaking after the publication of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings report, the Newry and Armagh MLA said, “Once again statistics have shown women get paid less significantly than men. “The gap may have closed but it is ridiculous it remains at all in this day and age. This report found the median weekly gross salary for men is £557.80 while for women it was £461.90. “That is unacceptable and must be challenged. This is yet another aspect of life where women are discriminated against. There is an onus on everyone to work to challenge inequality and discrimination in all walks of life wherever it occurs. Fearon added, “Gender equality will only be achieved when this pay gap, and other areas of inequality, are closed completely.”

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

-->

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in