When the latest campaign about the gender pay gap comes out with the lie that women get paid 9.6% less (the Fawcett Society say it's a lot more) than men 'for the same job', it is worth pointing to a number of stories this week.
That is why men get paid more than women. They do not do the same jobs (one of the most Orwellian thought crime myths ever), their is a danger premium for men doing this type of work - an issue that anti-male feminists at the Fawcett Society, Guardian, TUC and others cannot deal with because it does not play to their anti-male rhetoric. They think that men getting paid more is because they are evil people.
Perhaps after all it is time of a National Equal Death at Work Day to highlight it.
Last point, if some of these firefighters were women, you can get your bottom dollar, the media would have said 19 firefighters/10 firefighters including xx women. Why, if it is about equality, make the special case?
Posted by Skimmington
PS Talking of equal pay for less work, Wimbledon is back on.