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UK equal pay watchdog blasted for paying men more than women

London, Mon, 16 Apr 2012 ANI

London, April 16 (ANI): The Equality and Human Rights Commission in UK, set up to ensure that women were paid equal as men, was blasted it admitted that it paid four percent more to its men employees than women.

The NGO has breached its own guidelines by paying men more than women counterparts.

The watchdog was formed by the Whitehall to fight against workplace discrimination by making bosses pay equal to its employees regardless of gender biases, The Sun reports.

Payroll figures revealed to The Sun mentions that the average woman working for the Commission got 28,846 pounds and men an extra 1,154 pounds.

White staff earned 33,164 pounds a year, which was six percent more the black or ethnic minority colleagues working in the same building earned, according to data revealed after a Freedom of Information request.

The TaxPayers' Alliance said the gaps exposed the body as 'a waste of money'.

The figures come more than two years after the EHRC vowed to snuff out any pay discrimination among its employees.

The EHRC last night insisted it had cut its pay gap in recent years and planned an equal pay review in the coming year. (ANI)


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