The glass ceiling seems to be being nailed back into place

Found this story here.

Individual pay deals bad for women, inquiry told

Inquiry told women losing out under individual pay negotiations

A federal inquiry into pay rates has heard there is a widening gap in earnings for men and women who individually bargain over pay and job conditions.

Josh Healy, from the National Intitute of Labor Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, says men in hospitality, retail, business and property services get better salaries than women in those fields.

He told the Federal Government’s Employment Committee the findings are based on a report for the Fair Pay Commission.

Mr Healy says women are better off under collective agreements.

“Women are, in fact, losing ground to men,” he said.

“I mean to the extent that we’re interested in achieving pay equity this is obviously a disappointing trend.

“All of the deterioration that’s occurred in the gap between men and women has actually been taking place in the individual agreement sector.”

Sorry about the cut and paste jobs lately. I will try to be a better blogger, honest.

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