University wipes out gender pay gap with salary hike

A UK university is giving its female professors a one-off salary hike to wipe out the gender pay gap with their male colleagues. The University of Essex is raising female professors’ pay, to bring their average salaries level with the men. It comes as UK pay data analysis by the Times Higher Education says full-time female academics are paid 11% less than men. Essex said the move was motivated by “impatience” for change over the issue. Vice-chancellor Anthony Forster said other steps dedicated to improving women’s promotion chances had failed…

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