Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson voted in the Commons today (16 December) to introduce pay transparency across large companies.
The measure, put forward by Labour, will require companies employing over 250 staff to publish their own gender pay gap in their annual report.
Hull North MP Diana Johnson has slammed the Coalition Government's reversal of years of gradual progress on equal pay for women.
Equal Pay Day the day women effectively start working for free because they are still paid less than men falls on 4 November this year.
That's three days earlier than in 2013 because of the rising pay gap under the Coalition. Women will, in effect, work for free for the next 57 days until 31 December.
On Equal Pay Day Hull North MP Diana Johnson called for action for equal pay between women and men.
Equal Pay Day is the day on which women effectively stop being paid for the year because of the gender pay gap.
The date for Equal Pay Day of 7 November is set by the latest pay statistics, which show that women working full-time earn 14.9% less per hour (excluding overtime) than men working full-time in the same jobs. In many professions the gender pay gap is far greater than 14.9%.