highlighting the gender pay gap and recommended measures for closing it, has
welcomed the plans for equal pay questionnaires which have been included in
the new Employment Bill. T&G deputy general secretary Margaret Prosser said
go.' The use of equal pay questionnaires is intended to simplify and
accelerate the equal pay tribunal process.
'At our conference in July we highlighted the massive 18% pay gap between
men and women and said in truth the best way to deal with it was by
statutory means. The government has chosen a voluntary route and, in that
context, of course, the T&G welcomes the plans for questionnaires to assist
the tribunal process.
'We remain committed to continuing our leading role in establishing equal
pay audits with the 22,000 plus companies and organisations we negotiate
with on behalf of our members. With an 18% pay difference between men and
women it is important we take every opportunity to close the gap.'