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Thursday 22 November 2012

Part-time workers 'still not receiving equal pay'

Part-time workers earn more than a third less than their full-time counterparts, according to one of the UK's biggest unions.

Ahead of the publication of the Office for National Statistics payroll data, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said the 36 per cent pay gap between the two types of roles is the "main barrier" preventing standardising salaries among gender and abolishing in-work poverty.

The TUC stated the disparity between part-time and full-time pay has hardly changed in the past 30 years.

General secretary designate of the group Frances O'Grady said: "No healthy modern economy should have an enduring gender pay gap and growing in-work poverty."

She added that unfortunately common sense solutions such as senior level job shares and flexible working are not widespread in the private sector and are becoming increasingly rare in the public sector.

Recent research from the Resolution Foundation revealed that the UK has the third highest proportions of female part-time workers in the OECD.

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