Gender pay gap figures reveal big publishing’s great divide

March 23, 2018 | The Guardian

The UK’s biggest publishers release figures showing average differences in pay between men and women ranging from 11.3% to 29.69%. The books industry may be dominated by women, but men are reaping the rewards, as the UK’s largest publishers reveal a “stark” divide in pay. Figures reported to the government equalities office from Penguin Random House, Hachette UK and HarperCollins reveal that while women make up almost two thirds of the workforce, on average men are paid more.

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Submitted by the AUPresses Gender Equity and Cultures of Respect Task Force, November 2019