Women react to publishing's gender pay gap revelations

Women react to publishing's gender pay gap revelations

Women working in publishing have reacted with anger to the broad gender pay gap statistics revealed last week by major houses.

Hachette UK Ltd disclosed a median pay gap of nearly 24%, for Pearson and Springer Nature it was 15% and for HarperCollins 10.4%. Only Penguin Random House UK had an overall gender pay gap in women's favour - a median gap of 1.6%, although when taking into account its distribution arms, the Hachette Group also has a median gender pay gap in women's favour at 1.32%. A breakdown of the company disclosures showed that, broadly speaking, although women make up 69% of t...

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