Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Attitudes to Pay Gap Are Also Leaving Women Short-Changed

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Attitudes to Pay Gap Are Also Leaving Women Short-Changed

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THIS week actress Michelle Williams spoke of her upset over revelations she was paid drastically less than her male co-star for work reshooting the thriller All the Money in the World.

Williams reportedly received less than $1,000 for her work on the hurried reconvention of production on Ridley Scott's film, which was reshot with Christopher Plummer taking over the lead role following allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey, its original lead.

Her co-star, Mark Wahlberg, pocketed $1.5m.

She spoke about being 'paralysed in feelings of futility' after discovering she had been paid substantially less In Williams' Wahlberg earnings to nice gesture doesn't anything than her male co-star highlighting the lack of initial reaction as the most depressing element.

It's this lack of public reaction which concerns women across the globe and sends out the message that general organisations think this is acceptable.

But it's this attitude that means women are still not being paid the same amount of money as their male counterparts for doing the same job.

In Williams' case, Wahlberg donated his earnings to charity, a nice gesture but it doesn't change anything.

In fact, most organisations meeting a deadline for reporting gender pay figures have showed a gap in favour of men this week.

case, donated his charity, a but it change Of the 10,450 organisations who had reported their figures by Friday, 78 per cent (8,128) showed a gender pay gap in favour of men while 14pc (1,427) showed a gap in favour of women, with the rest reporting no difference. Some 9,339 employers have so far reported comparable figures for both 2017/18 and 2018/19, of which 4,140 (44pc) showed a gap increasing in favour of men, and 742 (8pc) showed no change. High-profile organisations that reported some of the largest pay gaps for 2018/19 include the airline Ryanair (64. …

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