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Ireland urged to implement gender pay gap laws following United Kingdom implementation

Ireland urged to implement gender pay gap laws following United Kingdom implementation

The figures were revealed after all United Kingdom companies with 250 or more employees were required to publish the information by midnight.

Specifically, in 2017 the average pay of women working at Rockstar North was 64 percent lower than the average pay of men at the company, while the median hourly rate of Rockstar women (the middle, rather than the average) was 31.8 percent lower than the same for men.

Companies which failed face legal action and there was a last-minute dash to meet the deadline.

Britain's biggest companies have lifted the lid on gender pay gap - with eight out of 10 admitting they pay men more than women.

Prime Minister Theresa May introduced legislation previous year to make it compulsory for companies with more than 250 employees to give information about the difference in salary on the gender basis to the Government Equity Office. One can now peruse the database and find public pay and bonus pay data for a number of game companies, including Frontier Developments ("women's mean hourly rate is 14.9% lower than men's"), Electronic Arts ("women's mean hourly rate is 13.7% lower than men's"), and Jagex ("women's mean hourly rate is 21.7% lower than men's").

More than 10,000 companies submitted their data, with 78% of the 10,015 firms having a pay gap in favour of men.

PM Modi, Nepal PM Oli inaugurate bilateral development projects
It also comes in the backdrop of recent Chinese linkages with Nepal as it took on building three highways to be completed by 2020. This will enable cost effective and efficient movement of cargo and greatly impact the growth of business and economy of Nepal.

The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill introduced to the Seanad by Senator Bacik, a barrister, passed committee stage last October.

Some have criticised the exercise, which also applies to charities and public sector bodies, as a crude mechanism open to misinterpretation.

The study involving a group of Arizona State University students found that women believed they were far less intelligent than others, even when their grades were equally good; in contrast, the males thought themselves more intelligent.

"By finding out what their colleagues earn they are then in a position to challenge any pay inequality".

"The new data being provided by employers could help contribute to that".

They added: "The statistics are limited and need to be interpreted with care".


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