Lack of ethics at top of busi­ness

Cynon Valley - - YOUR VIEW -

RE­CENTLY some cit­i­zens have been out­raged that pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions like the BBC have al­ways op­er­ated a com­pletely un­just pay­ment sys­tem for fe­male staff.

The ex­pla­na­tion is that im­moral men have been spe­cially se­lected as di­rec­tors re­tain­ing that in­jus­tice, with no am­bi­tion to es­tab­lish honourable stan­dards. And within pri­vate en­ter­prise, Con­ser­va­tive vot­ers are to­tally op­posed to the idea of com­pelling firms to adopt honourable stan­dards of equal pay.

If these are the kind of peo­ple cho­sen as di­rec­tors, just as bank di­rec­tors were ex­posed as crim­i­nals de­serv­ing multi-mil­lion-pound fines in 2008, you would scarcely ex­pect them to treat fe­male un­der­lings with re­spect.

If male Bri­tish di­rec­tors have been de­lib­er­ately cheat­ing fe­male em­ploy­ees fi­nan­cially for a hun­dred years, and half the UK pop­u­la­tion does not ob­ject to that, it would be as­ton­ish­ing if those same men kept their hands to them­selves. You must see that these two at­ti­tudes of their su­pe­ri­or­ity, about pay and sex, are con­nected, in ex­ec­u­tive heads.

Moral­ity is in­di­vis­i­ble. Di­rec­tors who cheat fe­male em­ploy­ees of their salary will cheat cus­tomers, em­ploy­ees and you.

These creeps are only per­pet­u­at­ing Bri­tish up­per class cul­ture: the boss can do as he likes, be­cause he is the boss. With these stan­dards, are you sur­prised that Bri­tish pro­duc­tiv­ity is low?

Sex­ual ha­rass­ment and sex­ual black­mail are an in­di­ca­tion that Bri­tish com­merce has al­ways needed an eth­i­cal foun­da­tion to be en­forced, but only those with­out ethics were pro­moted.

We could pro­mote dif­fer­ent em­ploy­ees, men and women, ones with prin­ci­ples. Neville Wester­man Brynna

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