Gender pay gap in construction revealed

08 April 2018, 01:21 | Andres Norman

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Men paid more in 78% of employers

However, it is possible that the process is so traumatic that it does indeed leave permanent scars, psychologically crippling females, since another recent study reportedly found that 40 per cent of millennial women experienced self-doubt at work compared with 22 per cent of men.

These numbers show a slightly mixed picture at Vice with its mean number slightly higher than the national average of 17.4% but its median figure lower than the 18.4% average.

Companies who fail to provide data face legal action and there was a last-minute dash to file the information before the deadline - with more than 15% sending their information between Tuesday at 4pm and the cut-off point. According to the data, the average difference in the salary of men and women in all companies is 12 percent.

Companies in the United Kingdom weren't required to provide yearly pay data for the database until April 5th, 2017, and they were given a deadline of April 5th, 2018.

Draft legislation to compel Irish companies to publish their gender pay gap should be implemented in the wake of similar legislation in the UK, Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has said. The average pay gap was 14%.

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Chief executive of the EHRC Rebecca Hilsenrath said: "This is not optional; it is the law and we will be fully enforcing against all companies that do not report".

Some have criticised the exercise, which also applies to charities and public sector bodies, as a crude mechanism open to misinterpretation. At the same time, approx eight percent of the companies said that they do not discriminate on the gender basis.

Across-party group of female MPs in has launched a campaign to force employers to publish details of their gender pay gap as the first step to achieving pay equality.

Creasy told The Guardian: "Women are already telling us that they are being told not to ask hard questions about this for fear of affecting their careers and we want to be clear that trying to silence employees isn't the right response".

"By finding out what their colleagues earn they are then in a position to challenge any pay inequality. As ever, however, the statistics are limited and need to be interpreted with care".



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