Thursday 22 February 2018

Most pressing debate is on the pay gap between rich and poor

Columnist David Quinn ‘defended the indefensible’
Columnist David Quinn ‘defended the indefensible’
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It is exhausting to have to read through David Quinn's article defending the indefensible.

This is a luddite approach to the workplace and gender in the 21st century. Firstly, more pressing than the debate about the gender pay gap, is the income gap between rich and poor, between white collar worker and blue collar worker, between chief executive and the cleaner. We must start talking about median pay. The median of a group of salaries is found by lining all the salaries up in order of magnitude - from lowest to highest - and picking out the middle one.

Legislation must be enacted so that every business is obliged to publish, annually, their average salary, highest salary, lowest salary and the median salary of its employees.

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