Monday, February 1, 2010

Ethnic minority staff paid 10% less than white workers at Trevor Phillips’ equality watchdog (UK)

On the blog Madnews I read that the Government’s controversial equality watchdog was accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ for flouting its own policies on fair pay. The chairman is black politician, journalist and writer Trevor Phillips.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has angered business leaders by ordering a crackdown on hard-pressed companies that fail to pay the same rates to employees doing similar work.

But official figures show that more than two years after it was set up to stamp out discrimination, the commission is paying its own ethnic minority workers almost ten per cent less than white staff – an embarrassment for its black chairman Trevor Phillips. Read full story

Trevor Phillips is controversial. Everyone agrees that he's great communicator, but critics say his management style is his biggest problem. Read: Trevor Phillips: a career in crisis

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