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Postby dls » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:39 am

The BBC issued details of the pay of their 'stars'. There is a clear disparity between the top male earners and the top female earners. Three 'nearly at the top' female presenters have complained that they are not being paid teh same despite doing 'the same work'.
In essence they are all paid far too much.
I suspect that in law they may be correct, but the real world is different. The stars are paid _not_ for the work they do, but for the volume of viewers they bring in.

At lower levels where pay is about the work done, then equality is required.
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Re: Equal Pay

Postby shootist » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:51 am

I have long given up on the equal pay issue, since councils went through agonies to decide that dinner ladies did the same job a binmen. While far too many similarities existed between the two in the police canteen I frequented in my early years on the job, I really thought it a step too far. This was where I first saw the pig swill man in the yard at the police station. It was a couple of years before I found out he was delivering.
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Re: Equal Pay

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:29 pm

dls wrote:The stars are paid _not_ for the work they do, but for the volume of viewers they bring in...


How do the relevant figures compare?
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Re: Equal Pay

Postby dls » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:36 pm

How do the relevant figures compare?


A question that may be answered best by looking at the pay levels.
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Re: Equal Pay

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:56 am

dls wrote:
How do the relevant figures compare?


A question that may be answered best by looking at the pay levels.

Pay levels cross referenced with viewing figures, etc.
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