Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Labour Candidate for Clapham & Brixton Hill
From Clapham & Brixton Hill, For Clapham & Brixton Hill

Please note: Parliament has now been dissolved until after the General Election, meaning I am no longer an MP.

UNISON Drop-In on Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting

May 24, 2022 | Parliamentary Work

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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 Group2020 / 2021 Mean Pay Gap2020 / 2021 Median Pay Gap
Black28.8%33.8%
Asian33.0%25.9%
Mixed10.2%24.5%
Other7.8%10.7%
All Ethnic Minority Groups26.4%28.8%
Source – Ethnicity Pay Gap Report: 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

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.