It's not just the BBC
Posted on 3rd August 2017 at 12:00
Quote by a male BBC actor - "Many men's salaries aren't just for them, it's for their wife and children, too."
Last week, the BBC revealed details of what it pays its highest earners.
Chris Evans was the highest paid male and received over £2m whereas the highest paid woman, Claudia Winkleman earned between £450,000 and £499,000. The top four highest paid men collectively earned £5,500,000 compared to £1,749,996 earned by the top four highest paid women.
These revelations are clearly concerning but have they really come as a shock? A well-known male actor for the BBC appeared to defend the pay disparity when he reportedly made the comment "Many men's salaries aren't just for them, it's for their wife and children, too." He has since apologised for his comments but is this what many other people believe? Top female talent at the BBC appear to have believed for some time that they were not being paid equally to their male colleagues. They’ve tried to raise their concerns but say they have been brushed aside.