Released on: 23 August 2016

NCT Head of Campaigns, Abigail Wood comments on the Institute of Fiscal Studies gender wage gap report, suggesting new mothers earn a third less than men even 12 years after giving birth.

Commenting on the report, NCT Head of Campaigns, Abigail Wood, said: 

“The results of the Institute of Fiscal Studies show that working mums are still getting a raw deal.”

“It’s completely unacceptable that in the 21st century woman’s skills are devalued as soon as they get pregnant. Why do woman still have to choose between a career and baby?”

“Flexible and part time working arrangements are a win-win for employers and employees. Government and business need to improve their understanding of the root causes behind poor career progression for women and tackle the issue once and for all.”

 

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