Pay gap fueling rising poverty

Pay gap fueling rising poverty

Ekklesia is a co-signatory to a letter in the Guardian today (25 November 2011), along with five other churches and groups, regarding the growing pay gap.

FTSE 100 directors received an average pay rise of 49 per cent last year whilst pay for low- and middle-earner families has been outstripped by inflation.

We urge the government to ensure companies publicly report their pay policies and disclose the pay gap between the boardroom and ordinary employees.

We suggest the government also needs to act on skills, apprenticeships, the national minimum wage and job security to ensure better life chances for children in low-income working families and better working lives for their parents.

You can read the letter in full here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/24/pay-gap-fuelling-rising-po...

Keywords: economics | pay gap | poverty
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