Carrie Gracie is right – women need to speak up if they want equal pay

Pay secrecy always favours the bullies, those who shout the loudest and have the powerful agents or managers. Women rarely discuss wages with each other

Janet Street-Porter
Friday 15 November 2019 21:43
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Carrie Gracie statement on BBC pay agreement

Carrie Gracie was a well-regarded presenter for BBC news, who stood down from her job as China editor in 2018 on discovering she was earning far less than men in similar positions. Now, she’s campaigning for equal pay.

She told a conference this week women might have themselves to blame if they aren’t earning the same as male counterparts. According to Carrie, women are happier talking to strangers about sex than money.

She commented: “Pay secrecy does not work in favour of women, so it’s astonishing that women are such a big part of propping it up.”

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