Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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Circular No: NP/196/17
Our Ref: EO/-

TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL OFFICES & REGIONAL COUNCILS

13th November 2017


Dear Colleague,

GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING


From April 2018, public, private and voluntary sector organisations with 250 or more employees must publish information about the gender pay gap in their organisation. They will have to do this each year.
The TUC have produced a guide for trade union activists which covers:
•    What the gender pay gap is, what causes it and how it differs from equal pay
•    An overview of the new gender pay gap reporting regulations
•    How to negotiate using the new gender pay gap reporting regulations
The guide is on-line:
https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/GPGreportingguide_0.pdf

Despite the weaknesses in the regulations, the gender pay gap data must be published on the employer’s own website and will be a useful document to expose gender inequality in the workplace.  It will be for our us to hold the employers to account and work to close the gaps.

I would be grateful if you could bring the contents of this circular to the attention of your members.

Yours sincerely,
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary