United Kingdom -Part-time work and the pay gap -November 22, 2012

The Office for National Statistics has published its latest annual pay statistics. According to the TUC the 36% pay gap between part-time and full-time workers is the main barrier to closing the gender pay gap and tackling in-work poverty. There are currently over eight million part-time workers in the UK, nearly three-quarters of whom are female. However, the proportion of men working part-time today is at an all-time high, with the number of male part-time workers more than doubling in the last 20 years. A large number of part-time workers live in poverty, with an average wage of just £8 per hour. Two fifths of part-time workers earn less than the living wage of £7.45 an hour, while two in five part-time workers in the capital earn less than the London living wage of £8.55.

English: http://www.tuc.org.uk/equality/tuc-21693-f0.cfm


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