I am supporting UNISON’s campaign to make mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting a reality.
Paying people differently based on their ethnicity is not only morally wrong, it also creates deep-seated inequality that can have a ripple effect through a lifetime, leading to a wealth gap, a pension gap, and more.
Reporting on the ethnicity pay gap helps create a clearer picture of where pay discrepancies exist, and therefore the gaps that need to be addressed.
In February, the Women and Equalities Committee, made up of a cross-party group of MPs, concluded in a report on the issue that was “no excuse” for a lack of ethnicity pay gap statistics.
Reporting on the gender pay gap has made progress, and so it’s past time reporting on the ethnicity pay gap catches up.