Thursday 8 March 2018 / 12:01 AM Debbie Abrahams / Work and Pensions

Women who are disproportionately in low paid jobs being hit hard by austerity – Debbie Abraham

Debbie Abrahams MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on Living Wage Foundation and Fawcett Society research on women and low pay, said:

“On International Women’s Day and the year in which we mark 100 years since some women were first allowed to vote women still face unacceptable pay disparities.

“Once again women who are disproportionately in low paid, part-time or zero hours jobs are being hit hard by austerity.

“Labour will introduce a £10 an hour Real Living Wage and scrap the public sector pay cap to build a high wage, high skill economy for the many, not the few. We will also make it a priority to close the gender pay gap, tackling discrimination at work and introducing a civil enforcement system to ensure compliance with pay auditing.”