The Women’s Resource Centre, which supports women's organisations to be more effective and sustainable, welcomed the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on equal pay, stating that it represented a move away from a "Victorian-esque" view of "men's work" and "women's work".
That these women were denied the bonuses given to their male counterparts is indicative of historical evidence which shows that any specific sector that is mostly populated by women is not only very low paid, but that those men who do work in those sectors actually earn more on average than the women who constitute the majority.
We need a shift across society which moves away from the Victorian-esque view that‘men’s work’ is more valuable than ‘women’s work’; this ruling sets an excellent precedent towards achieving this.
Today's Supreme Court judgment brings workplace equality a step closer. But it's been a long road to travel.
The Supreme Court has allowed 174 former Birmingham City Council employees to launch pay equality compensation claims in the High Court.