FT journalists vote for industrial action over gender pay gap

FT journalists vote for industrial action over gender pay gap

Journalists at the Financial Times have voted in favour of taking industrial action if the newspaper does not close its gender pay gap.
FT staff met on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the issue of gender and pay at the organisation, which the National Union of Journalists says is almost 13% and the widest it has been for a decade

In a statement agreed at the meeting, the FT’s NUJ chapel said the newspaper should be “ashamed” if it enters 2020, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, without closing its pay gap.

Staff agreed to potentially strike “in pursuit of this goal” and have requested a series of disclosures regarding pay from FT management, the statement added.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/aug/02/financial-times-journalists-vote-for-industrial-action-over-gender-pay-gap