I hosted a parliamentary drop-in in conjunction with UNISON to push for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting. Despite decades of work towards equal pay, workers from ethnic minority backgrounds are still earning less than their white counterparts for doing the same work.
The 2020/21 Data on the UK Ethnicity Pay Gap
|Ethnic Group||2020 / 2021 Mean Pay Gap||2020 / 2021 Median Pay Gap|
|All Ethnic Minority Groups||26.4%||28.8%|
Your salary shouldn’t be limited by your gender, the colour of your skin or your disability. But how can you call out unequal pay if you don’t know what your colleagues earn? The Government must introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting to ensure equal work for equal pay – as recommended in our recent (cross-party) Women and Equalities Select Committee Report into the issue.