How to fix the gender pay gap? Food co-op pays everyone the same

Country
UK (GB)
Score
7.04
Source
The Guardian
Time
2019-01-01 (UTC)
ID
13013015

At the vegetarian wholesaler Suma, every employee is paid at the same hourly rate When the government forced all UK businesses over a certain size to publish their gender pay gap figures last year, many red-faced chief executives struggled to justify why the men they employed were earning so much more than the women. Not so at the ethical wholesaler Suma , one of the largest co-operatives in Europe. First, because it doesn’t have a CEO. And second, because all of Suma’s 190 employees, or “members” , earn exactly the same : £15.60 an hour, equating to £33,000 for a 35-hour, five-day week, plus bonuses and shares. From the 26-year-old newbie to the 65-year-old who has been with Suma since its birth as a co-op in 1977, there are no exceptions. Continue reading...