Some of the BBC’s a lot of prominent female characters have actually contacted the corporation to “act now” to handle the gender pay space.
Presenters Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and Emily Maitlis are amongst those who have actually signed the open letter to Director General Tony Hall.
They advise him to “remedy” the variation over gender pay, which they state has actually been understood “for several years”.
The BBC today exposed the wages of stars making more than 150,000.
The wages, exposed in the corporation’s yearly report on Wednesday , exposed two-thirds of its stars making more than 150,000 are male, with Chris Evans the top-paid on in between 2.2 m and 2.25 metro.
Claudia Winkleman was the highest-paid female star, making in between 450,000 y 500,000 en 2015, while the One Show’s Alex Jones was 2nd, making in between 400,000 y 450,000.
In the letter, the females state they are “prepared to fulfill” Mr Hall to make sure “future generations of ladies do not face this sort of discrimination”.
The report reveals “exactly what a number of us have actually presumed for several years … that ladies at the BBC are being paid less than guys for the exact same work,” they include.
Pay variations continue “beyond the list” of those making more than 150,000, they include, consisting of into locations of production, engineering, and regional and local media.
The letter continues: “Compared to numerous ladies and males, we are extremely well compensated and lucky.
“sin embargo, this is an age of equality and the BBC is an organisation that prides itself on its worths.
“You have stated that you will ‘arrange’ the gender pay space by 2020, however the BBC has actually understood about the pay variation for several years. All of us wish to go on the record to hire you to act now.”
When questioned about the gender space recently, Mr Hall stated there was “more to do”, while BBC director of radio and education James Purnell stated male speakers might take pay cuts .