Figures out this week show the gender pay gap has widened further for businesses in Scotland and workers in Aberdeen offices have been hit with the biggest difference.
The country have received criticism from the Westminster Equality Minister, Harriet Harman, after other areas in Great Britain managed to reduce the gap. Figures out from the Office of National Statistics show the gap had widened by 0.4% to 18% in Scotland. Across the UK as a whole, the gap decreased for full time workers to 12.2%. In Aberdeen the gap remains at a staggering 24.6%. Harriet Harman believes her Equality Bill will help women to progress further in the work place. (more…)