BBC pay row: Who will the government support?

This is another dilemma for Conservatives.

Do they support BBC bosses and ensure there’s no problem getting their propaganda to the people – but get branded as sexist misogynist dinosaurs?

Or do they support equal pay and court the wrath of BBC bosses who know the Conservative government is feeble to the point of self-destruction?

BBC women stars demanding the same wages as men faced threats, it has been claimed.

One was branded “aggressive” by asking for a rise and told: “The BBC doesn’t do equal pay.”

They told MPs: “Women have ­experienced veiled threats made against them when they raised the subject of equal pay.

“While individual managers are supportive there is still a bunker mentality in some quarters.”

The shocking claim emerged as a group of 170 BBC women gave evidence to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport select committee.

Source: BBC ‘made threats to women stars who wanted pay rises to match male colleagues and branded one aggressive’ – Mirror Online

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1 thought on “BBC pay row: Who will the government support?

  1. Barry Davies

    This should not even be a story 40 years after the equal pay act, but the BBC is really a sideshow compared to the millions of women and men who do jobs traditionally seen as women’s work, such as nursing which are still grossly underpaid compared to the jobs traditionally seen as male orientated.

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