Edinburgh (Scotland), May 28(ANI): A new study has revealed that Scottish women in full-time work earn 12 percent less than their male colleagues in the country.
According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report, released to mark the 40th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, the disparity is highest in senior management roles and in the financial sector, where women's salaries are up to 55 percent less than those of men in similar full-time positions.
The report reveals that full-time female workers earn on average 113 pounds a week less than men.
The gap widens considerably when comparing the earnings of part-time workers, with women receiving on average 32 per cent less than men.
Meanwhile, EHRC Scotland Commissioner, Kaliani Lyle, has called on companies to speed up the pace of change and address the problem by adopting transparent pay policies.
"Although it's encouraging that the pay gap between men and women is closing, it is nevertheless very slow progress - 40 years since the Equal Pay Act and women are still paid on average 12 percent less than men in full time employment in Scotland," The Scotsman quoted Lyle, as saying.
"Clearly, significant changes need to take place, and that means changing habits and practices," she added. (ANI)