Women in IT called to participate in Equal Pay Survey

Intellect plans to work with coalition governent to address the issue of gender discrimination

Intellect, the industry body, is inviting women in IT to take part in its 2010 Equal Pay Survey.

The survey is part of Intellect's Women in IT Forum's aims to work closely with the coalition government, which is currently reviewing the Equality Act, to tackle gender discrimination.

Before the election, the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives clashed over the issue - the Liberal Democrats looking to introduce fair pay audits for nearly all employees, while the Conservatives wanted to drop the equal pay measures of the Act entirely.

Intellect's forum plans to use the survey results, which will be anonymous, to determine the level of pay gap and produce a comparative report on gender pay in the IT sector.

Maggie Berry, managing director of womenintechnology.co.uk, said: "It has been 40 years since the Equal Pay Act and although we've made progress, we still haven't closed the gender pay gap - when comparing all men and women in the workplace, the pay gap is still 22%.

"When we asked our network back in March 2010 what their wish would be for women in IT, the closing of the gender pay gap was in their top three wishes.

"I'm just hoping that this year, finally, we will see more positive progress."

Women interested in completing the survey can access it here.http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/T2BYQGY

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