Equal pay for equal value

Some thoughts on waking up to yet another refusenik on the gender pay gap

Rebecca Manson Jones - justrmj's blog

There’s a lot of talk this week about the #GenderPayGap and the refuseniks are lining up. I already see female spokespeople being fielded to tell us it’s all nonsense.  I hear BBC Journalists using some very outdated language and questions & interruptions that you can hear them blowing the dust off …

Why am I still hearing on our national broadcasters “best person for the job?” Are we still as a culture fixated on the idea that the best person for the job is the white-guy-in-the-pin-stripe?  Or for clerical or customer facing work, a neatly groomed (whatever that means) –  “bubbly” girl in uncomfortable shoes?

There are so many questions wrapped up in the gender pay gap reporting that this is going to take a while to unpick, so today just a few thoughts.

I am puzzled – why should equal pay be so contentious? The principle of equal pay…

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About Rebecca Manson Jones

Theatre Director, Artistic Director of Just Jones &, a touring theatre company (www.justjonestheatre.org.uk). Co-Chair of What's Next?-Lewisham, part of a national movement to place arts and culture at the heart of public conversations. Inhabitant and co-creator of the Happy City, freecycler, gardener and Action Learning Facilitator. Governor at Sydenham School, Vice Chair at Oily Cart. Trainer at ITC. Founder member of the Women's Equality Party and candidate in the GLA election and first-ever WEP local council candidate in Brockley, Lewisham in 2016. Standing again in 2018 in Ladywell, Lewisham Blogging about all of those things, not necessarily in that order. No dots, no hyphens, no trouble.
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