New analysis of official figures shows women in London are being paid 87p 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.
Sadiq is calling for pay transparency and for big companies to publish their average hourly pay gap each year to expose whether men and women are being paid differently for doing the same work
Sadiq Khan MP said:
“Over forty years on from the Equal Pay Act, this Tory led government is taking us backwards, not forwards. The increase in the gender pay gap over the past year alone has meant that women across London will work an extra three days for free this year.
“Women shouldn’t have to wait another forty years for equal pay for equal work. Companies should be 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.”
Gloria De Piero MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities:
“Women are working an extra three days for free this year because the pay gap is back on the rise. Women shouldn’t have to wait another 40 years for Equal Pay which is why Labour will be calling a vote in Parliament to get big companies to publish their pay gap. If this Government doesn’t act, a Labour Government will.”