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EQUAL PAY: JOHNSTONE URGES ACTION IN LIGHT OF LAW SOCIETY REPORT

 

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, is praising the Law Society of Scotland for publishing research showing a 42 per cent gender pay gap among its members.aj at conf for web

Alison Johnstone MSP said:

“This research underlines the need for action, and shows that governments and employers have been paying lip service to equal pay law. We know that across our economy women earn 13 per cent less than men in full-time private sector jobs, and almost 34 per cent less in part-time jobs.…

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