Women more unhappy with pay but less likely to complain
"There is some good news for employees fortunate enough to work in unionised workplaces though, they have less to worry about when it comes to pay. Not only are they likely to earn more per hour than workers in non-unionised firms, they also don't have to worry about plucking up the courage to ask for a pay rise. Their union does this for them."
"But elsewhere, workers are clearly feeling undervalued, probably justifiably so, especially if PayWizard tells them they're being paid significantly less than the market rate. Employees, who understandably are going to feel nervous about bringing up the topic of their salary, have found the perfect ally in our online salary checker."
Alastair Hatchett, Head of Pay Services at Incomes Data Services said: "There could be many reasons why women are less likely to confront their bosses about a pay rise. It could be because they lack self-confidence or because in many workplaces there aren't the structures in place to facilitate it."
"In many workplaces, women tend to be in low-paid part-time positions, and the men tend to be the ones earning the biggest salaries. In this kind of environment a low-paid woman is less likely to ask her boss for a raise. Having a discussion about pay can be made even more difficult when a woman discovers that she's earning less an hour than her male colleagues who are doing exactly the same job. PayWizard was launched with the aim of creating a greater transparency about wages and a better understanding of the gender pay gap."