TUC: discriminatory pay rates must end

first_imgBlack and Asian workers earn on average £97 per week less than their whitecounterparts, research by the TUC shows. The TUC claims the findings show that the Race Relations (Amendment) Actrequiring public sector employers to promote diversity in their organisationsshould be extended to the private and voluntary sectors. John Monks, TUC general secretary, said: “New laws in the public sectorwill make a difference. These must be extended to end unfairness in pay forblack and Asian workers. “These workers suffer twice the levels of unemployment, lack ofpromotion opportunities and racial harassment.” The report also reveals big differences in pay within black and Asiancommunities. Pakistani and Bangladeshi men earn £150 per week less than whitemen, Caribbean men earn £115 less and Africans £116 less. Black and Asian women earn £7 a week more than white women – they are morelikely to work full time – but Pakistani and Bangladeshi women earn £34 a weekless than white women. www.tuc.org.uk Related posts:No related photos. TUC: discriminatory pay rates must endOn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more