A group of female politicians, led by Labour MP Stella Creasy, have started an online campaign #PayMeToo in a bid to advise women on how to tackle the gender pay gap at work.
The initiative has been launched ahead of Wednesday's deadline for gender pay gap reporting whereby all private companies in the UK with more than 250 employees, must publish data detailing the difference in hourly pay between male and female staff members. Employers must also make details on staff bonuses public knowledge.
It encourages women to speak to their colleagues and bosses about the need to tackle gender pay gaps, and advises that they join a trade union and set up a women’s network at work. The cross-party initiative is also asking female employees to complete and share the #PayMeToo survey, in an effort to help inform future parliamentary debates.
The campaign is backed by Labour MPs Jess Phillips and Lucy Powell; Conservative MP Nicky Morgan, who chairs the Treasury Select Committee; the Liberal Democrats’ Jo Swinson, Christine Jardine and Layla Moran; SNP MP Hannah Bardell and Plaid Cymru’s Liz Saville Roberts.
The #PayMeMore campaign has an accompanying website (which I've been unable to find!) offering go-to support to women in the workplace. Via the site, employees can access vital information on the pay gap evident in their own place of work.