The comments made by Marsha de Cordova, the Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, on 26 March 2021.
This is a historic victory for women and trade unions in the fight for equal pay.
It’s been over fifty years since The Labour Party enshrined The Equal Pay Act in law but too many women still face pay discrimination. Women should not have to battle through the courts for years because of Tory negligence.
The pandemic has had a huge impact on women’s employment but the Tories have suspended gender pay gap reporting. Labour is calling for reporting to be immediately reinstated to monitor the impact of the pandemic on equal pay.