Pay gap | BBC's Jeremy Vine earned '600% more than female colleague'

BBC's Jeremy Vine earned '600% more than female colleague'

This week unequal pay claims were reopened against the BBC as 12 female BBC workers, headed by Newswatch Presenter Samira Ahmed, are poised to take it to tribunal over equal pay. They aim to recoup £500,000 in back pay.

Ahmed is presenting the case that in her role as Presenter of Newswatch she was fulfilling an equivalent role as her male counterpart Jeremy Vine who presented BBC One’s Points of View series.

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Comments (1)

  • Anna
    Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:31am GMT
    I'm all for less discrimination in the workplace but this kind of thing is not doing the cause any favours. This lady is not a household name, does not have the experience and following built up in the industry over decades, why should she be paid as much as Jeremy Vine? Is it just because she's a woman? Sorry but that's not a good enough reason. And it's a bit cheeky for someone who is already in a privileged position as a well paid BBC presenter to be trying to get her hands on half a million pounds worth of licence payer's money, I would prefer she spent her energy focussing less on herself and more on people who don't get paid much at all, perhaps the cleaners who work in her office for example.....