Pay is a perennial issue: this strike by teachers was in 2019 over a government pay offer.
Existing gender and ethnic pay gaps in the public service complicate using wage restraint to improve the lot of the lowest paid.
The University of Sydney paid its vice-chancellor $1,627,500 last year, more than any other Australian public university VC received.
Vice-chancellors’ average remuneration has soared from 2.9 times lecturers’ pay in 1975 to 16 times in 2018. New governance arrangements triggered the trend and might be needed to rein it in.
Mind the gap.
The gender pay gap remains stubbornly high in the UK, but the new rules are shaming companies into action.
The gulf between what Domino’s CEO Don Meij earned in 2017, A$36.8 million, and those who deliver the pizzas is extraordinary, so is the CEO worth that much?
The evidence suggests the impact of CEOs on company performance isn’t enough to justify their sky-high pay, which is really based more on a culture of power and privilege.
Women in media joined other women demanding equality in the 1970s.
In the 1970s thousands of women in media took their employers to court over pay inequality. While many were successful, similar cases today show the fight for equality has a long way to go.
Workers will soon get to see just how fat the fat cats have become.
Incomes and outcomes.
A basic lack of fairness holds us all back.
Lots of ground staff are on minimum wage.
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The wealth bonanza enjoyed by top flight football clubs does not trickle down to many of their employees.
Older man having chest pain, which could signal a heart attack.
Women are paid 20 percent less than men in the US but live about five years longer than men. You might be surprised at the reasons that men, on average, die at a younger age.
One study found women were four times more likely to experience anxiety than their male colleagues in similar jobs.
The long term financial consequences of the pay gap are clear; but could there also been impacts on health?
The ever-widening gap between CEO and average worker pay has its roots in collective action by executives.
Women may be happy in jobs that are stereotypically seen as ‘women’s work’ because of the way gender roles have developed over time.
Women may be happy in roles that are associated with gender stereotypes but the gender pay gap persists and women certainly aren’t happy with that.
Want to know how your salary jar stacks up?
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Pay transparency laws are the latest effort to eliminate the still-yawning gap between the salaries of men and women. Do they work?
A new report has drilled down into how much graduates from particular courses earn. What does it mean for universities?
When pay rates are individually negotiated, women tend to do less well.
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With the gender pay gap refusing to go away, it’s time more people were encouraged to discuss their salary openly.
There are still barriers to overcome to keep more women in science.
What is it like to be a woman working in the sciences? While there are hurdles to overcome, there are joys as well. The new SAGE initiative hopes to make STEM even more amenable to women.
A South African woman needs to work two months more than a man to earn the equivalent salary in a year.
The South African gender pay gap is estimated, on average, to be between 15% and 17%. Employers are benefiting unduly from the historic undervaluing of women’s skills and contributions.
They won the gold, but where’s the money?
As I watched the Women’s World Cup final recently with my family, my 11-year-old son, who plays on a local soccer team, remarked that he was amazed at how quickly and how often the US team scored. “Seriously…
My pay’s bigger than your pay.
Requiring companies to publish pay rates marks a tougher approach from the government - but it’s still not enough.
The difference between CEO and average workers’ pay is much greater than most people imagine, but Australians’ idea of the ideal ratio is higher than elsewhere.
A recently published study produced some revealing findings on beliefs about inequality in a range of countries around the world. The study, by Chulalongkorn University’s Sorapop Kiatpongsan and Harvard…