UK ETH­NIC WAGE DIS­PAR­ITY TACK­LED

Cape Times - - WORLD -

LON­DON: The Bri­tish gov­ern­ment is con­sid­er­ing mak­ing com­pa­nies re­veal the pay gap be­tween white and non-white work­ers in a bid to end dis­ad­van­tages faced by em­ploy­ees from eth­nic mi­nori­ties.

Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May says re­veal­ing the fig­ures might “un­cover some un­com­fort­able truths”. She says “too of­ten eth­nic mi­nor­ity em­ploy­ees feel they’re hit­ting a brick wall in ca­reer pro­gres­sion”.

Last year the gov­ern­ment told firms with 250 or more em­ploy­ees to dis­close the dif­fer­ence in me­dian wages be­tween men and women.

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