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Equality Act must be fully implemented to tackle equal pay, say campaigners

The Government has been urged to fully implement the Equality Act 2010 and force big businesses to measure and publish pay gaps, in a report by equality groups and unions.

The report, from the Fawcett Society, the TUC, Unison and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, marks the 2nd November as "Equal Pay Day". This draws attention to women "working for free" after this date, due to the 16.4% gap between men's and women's pay.

Suggestions to combat the pay gap made in the report include extending the right to request flexible working to all workers and introducing job-shares at senior levels.

It also states that a new equal pay framework should be introduced to make clear the obligations on public and private sector employers in tackling the pay gap.

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November 4, 2010

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