United Kingdom -Wage inequality soaring across the country -March 28, 2014

According to a TUC analysis that coincides with the beginning of the TUC’s first Fair Pay Fortnight wage inequality has soared across the country over the last 13 years. The figures are based on full-time earnings from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). It is shown that that between 2000 (when the data were first collected) and 2013 the pay gap between the top 10% and the bottom 10% of earners in London rose by 14%. This is far higher than the national average rise in the pay gap of 5% over the same period. A similar picture emerges in the South East and other regions.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/mar/24/tuc-living-wage-pay-inequality

http://www.tuc.org.uk/economic-issues/britain-needs-pay-rise/pay-inequality-has-soared ...  

Focus on the Fair Pay Fortnight: http://www.tuc.org.uk/events/fair-pay-fortnight

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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