Caroline Dinenage MP
Jane was a guest on the Sheila Fogarty phone in last week, 14th July, discussing the Gender Pay gap, with a Government Minister, Caroline Dinenage.
Jane pointed out that the Government should have made the publication of pay in compabies compulsory as part of the 2010 Equalities Act.
She said that David Cameron's promise of eradicating the Gender Pay Gap within a generation was just "kicking it into the long grass."
Its been over 40 years since the Dagenham Machinists took action leading to the Equal Pay Act.
Direct and Indirect discrimination still exists.
Since 1997 the gap has gone down from 27.5% to 19.1% - but still higher than any country in the European Union where the average is 16.4%