Awards recognise equal pay champs

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Awards recognise equal pay champsOn 19 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Women will be able to identify employers offering them equal pay under a newaward scheme launched by minister for women Barbara Roche. The Castle Award will be given to employers and individuals who are leadersin promoting equal opportunity and pay issues. Roche also announced an extra £270,000 to identify and spread best practicein advancing women in the workplace. “The pay gap is getting narrower year-on-year but this is not solely amatter for Government. What is also needed is a cultural change amongstemployers so they properly value women’s contribution to their organisation’ssuccess,” said Roche. “Women looking for a job want to know their employer will value theirskills and experience and working parents want to know that they won’t miss outon opportunities at work, if for example they attend their child’s school play.The Castle Awards are named after Barbara Castle, who introduced the EqualPay act in 1970.

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