New analysis of official figures by Labour shows women in Flintshire are being paid 82p for every pound a man earns.
The revelation comes as Equal Pay Day – the day that women across the UK effectively start working for free due to the gender pay gap – comes three days earlier this year because the pay gap is back on the rise under this Government. That means women will work for free for the next 57 days.
A Labour Government will ask big companies with over 250 staff in Flintshire to publish their average hourly pay gap each year to expose whether men and women are being paid differently for doing the same work, and whether too few women occupy senior positions.
David Hanson, Labour’s MP for Delyn, said:
“These figures show the full extent of the gap in pay between men and women in Flintshire. In today’s Britain, not only do women get paid less than men, but things are getting worse. I want to see companies required to publish the hourly wage pay gap of their employees so that together we can take the steps to deliver equal pay for women and men across the country.”