BBC pay: Casualty actor Tom Chambers says men’s salaries are ‘for their wives and children too’ – The i newspaper online iNews


Casualty actor Tom Chambers has drawn criticism for saying that men’s salaries are for their wife and children too. He was defending his co-star Derek Thom

Source: BBC pay: Casualty actor Tom Chambers says men’s salaries are ‘for their wives and children too’ – The i newspaper online iNews

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One thought on “BBC pay: Casualty actor Tom Chambers says men’s salaries are ‘for their wives and children too’ – The i newspaper online iNews

  1. Yes, change does need to happen, but why as change not already occurred? Is it that the view expressed by Tom Chambers, even though he says it was taken out of context, is it a view that is still maintained by quite a few men and possibly some women.

    If it is, it is not for employers to work with that conclusion, far who knows, certainly in this current employment climate, that these roles could be reversed on many occasions.

    Pay should be geared to the roles of employment and not the gender fulfilling those roles.

    The majority of the Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. The Equality Act 2010 gives women (and men) a right to equal pay for equal work. It replaces previous legislation on equal pay, including the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, and the equality provisions in the Pensions Act 1995.

    Since 1 October 2014 employers who lose equal pay claims could be forced to conduct an equal pay audit and publish the results. For more on the Equality Act 2010,

    ‘Fairness in the workplace is a vital part of a successful business or public body. It is supported by the law – the Equality Act 2010 – and also makes good business sense in running and developing an organisation.

    The aim of the Equality Act is to improve equal job opportunities and fairness for employees and job applicants. Organisations should have policies in place so these outcomes happen and, just as importantly, to prevent discrimination.

    Under the Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against people at work because of nine areas termed in the legislation as protected characteristics:

    age
    disability
    gender reassignment
    marriage and civil partnership
    pregnancy and maternity
    race
    religion or belief
    sex
    sexual orientation’ . From ACAS website http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1363

    So how is it the BBC appears to have been flagrantly ignoring the law for so long.

    Is it their acts of secrecy, which they have for so long campaigned to retain and if so, what more is still to be uncovered?

    Well who knows?. Shall we wait and see or who is going to investigate further. The BBC have in the past been renowned for their investigative journalism, could they fully investigate themselves, perhaps not, so who will take on the mantle and will heads roll.

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