The idea that men and women should be treated and remunerated equally in the workplace is longstanding. This is an important civil liberties issue which successive governments have failed to solve. Women deserve equality and the government has run out of excuses for not giving it to us.
The Office of National Statistics shows that even today men in full-time employment still earn 12.2 per cent more than women doing the same jobs.
We are all told that the reasons for this are complex and that there are issues of confidentiality which prevent the problem being adequately addressed.
A simple solution would be to increase the wages for ALL women in full-time employment by 12.2 per cent. This would, in a single stroke, acheive the equality which decades of government policy has failed to do.