BBC's China editor resigns over gender pay gap dispute

BBC editor resigns position over gender pay gap

In her letter, Carrie Gracie said she was dismayed to discover the BBC's two male worldwide editors earned "at least 50 per cent more" than its two female counterparts.

The spokesman also highlighted the broadcaster's independent judge-led pay audit for "rank and file" staff which showed "no systemic discrimination against women" and said a separate report for on-air staff would be published "in the not too distant future". It sucks that you're getting paid less than men. The Equality Act 2010 states that men and women doing equal work must receive equal pay.

Clare Balding, Emily Maitlis and Sarah Montague were among a string of prominent colleagues to voice their support for Gracie, who said the corporation was facing "a crisis of trust" by not paying its male and female workers equally.

Europe editor Katya Adler, the BBC's only other female editor in foreign news, did not feature in the disclosures, meaning her pay was less than 150,000 pounds.

Carrie Gracie's departure is the latest aftershock from the BBC's forced publication a year ago of pay levels for its top earners that showed two-thirds of those in the top bracket were men.

Gracie, who speaks fluent Mandarin and has reported on China for three decades, has not left the BBC.

Montreal race-relations group denounces H&M for ad with 'racial slur'
H&M apologized on Monday - but some people think that isn't enough. "I'm sure the apologies are a coming", The Roots drummer wrote.

Miss Gracie revealed the only call she had received from BBC chiefs since the story broke was to ask if she would still front the Today programme yesterday.

It is the latest wage scandal to hit the United Kingdom broadcaster after it was forced to make public the salaries of all employees earning more than AU$259,122 a year (£150,000). So although in higher-paid medical and senior roles there is a more even split of men and women (something the NHS should be rightly proud of), the overall average pay for women is significantly less. When the list of the BBC's top-earners was published it showed that United States editor Jon Sopel earned £200,000-£249,999, while Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen earned £150,000-£199,999.

After 30-year veteran Gracie revealed in an open letter on her website that she did not trust BBC management to deal with gender inequality, after a proposed pay increase left her still well behind the company's male global editors, she received support on social media from many of her colleagues, including Today presenter Mishal Husain and Newsnight host Evan Davis, with many using the hashtag #istandwithcarrie.

She said the shock of finding this out was like a "full-body blow". I simply want the BBC to abide by the law and value men and women equally.

Up to 200 women at various levels of the BBC have made complaints about pay, according to BBC Women, a group of about 150 broadcasters and producers.

She did say that the response "speaks to the depth of hunger for an equal, fair and transparent pay system".

'Lady Bird' wins Golden Globe for best comedy movie
HollywoodLifers , what did you think of Saoirse's dress at the Golden Globes? At just 23-years-old, Saoirse Ronan has a wealth of acting experience.

Why were you willing to offer a pay raise to Gracie, yet still refuse to give her equal pay?

"For BBC women this is not just a matter of one year's salary or two".

However, when it doesn't come to sports, there shouldn't be a pay gap between genders.

Michelle Stanistreet told BBC News that equal pay legislation needs to be developed as many employers continue to flout it and there should be punitive sanctions on employers who do. "Let us honour that courageous generation by making this the year we win equal pay".

The BBC has since been accused of censorship after presenters who expressed their support for equal pay were barred from covering the story around Gracie's resignation.

The BBC insists that "fairness in pay" was "vital" to the corporation.

Cam Newton Famous CTE Expert Calls BS ... That's a Concussion
If the concussion protocol was not properly followed the team is subject to discipline, including a $150,000 fine. Newton took a shot to the head from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata midway through the fourth quarter.

The Twitterverse was quick to point out the irony of the situation.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Two New Clips Land For 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'
Jan 10, 2018 - 02:09
The full list of nominees and winners is available at the Golden Globe Awards website. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , is out in Aussie cinemas now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kanye West Raps for a Cancer Patient Days Before She Passes Away
Jan 10, 2018 - 02:08
He recently called a dying girl, and he rapped for her over the phone just a few days before the poor girl passed away. The incredible thing is the fact that Kanye did not do this for publicity and he didn't tell the press about this.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' rumors: New Game+ mode in the works?
Jan 10, 2018 - 02:08
Some of the other additions to Assassin's Creed Origins in January include the return of Trial of the Gods and new costume packs. The free content will be available to download at the same time as The Assassin's Creed Origins The Hidden Ones DLC.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Acer just unveiled the thinnest laptop in the world
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:06
Additionally, the laptop also comes with built-in 4G LTE connectivity, so that users can access to high-speed internet on the go. Its fanless design is made for those who will use it in shared spaces, such as students, and it comes with an 11.6-inch display.

Amazon's Alexa Coming to Windows PCs
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:06
As of mid-December , Amazon was said to have a roster of an estimated 25,000 Alexa skills, while Cortana was said to be on 230. Since the PC runs on Windows 10, the Pavilion Wave will be able to speak with Microsoft's AI assistant Cortana.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Confident of winning Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:06
But, we are fighting on the ground. "Gujarat was BJP's fortress, but it escaped (a defeat) by the skin of its teeth", Gandhi said. The Congress chief, however, disagreed that there was a "gap" between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 4 arrested for playing Pak anthem in cricket match
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:05
The video that popped up on Facebook on Saturday showed two cricket teams lined up on the pitch before the start of a match. Officers said they were looking for 22 others who had participated in the game, including two government officials.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA working with Pakistan on military supply routes to Afghanistan: Mattis
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:04
FMF funds enable partner countries to buy "US defence articles, services, and training" and are provided either as a non-repayable grant or on a loan basis.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CES 2018: HTC Hints at New Vive Announcement Next Week
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:02
The Vive Pro and the wireless adaptor are two features that may help foster more interest from mainstream consumers. It improves the UI and adds new features, and content from Vimeo can also now be accessed right through the app.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Who is Courtney Roland?
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:00
On Sunday, Courtney's mother reportedly received a odd text from her daughter's phone. "I am buying an iPad". Now, the Houston PD has confirmed Roland was found. saying, "A passerby called us about 8:15am, stating Ms.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kidman wins second Globe for Lies series
Jan 08, 2018 - 07:21
After a slightly awkward kiss from Urban, Kidman hit the stage to deliver her emotional speech. The best actor in a mini-series or TV movie Globe went to Ewan McGregor for his role on Fargo .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SpaceX Launches Zuma Mission, Lands First Stage at the Cape
Jan 08, 2018 - 04:54
Zuma could be a military satellite, an intelligence and reconnaissance satellite, or something unique and experimental. The Falcon 9 carrying "Zuma" lifts off from a SpaceX launch pad at Kennedy Space Center.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MPs call for 25p 'latte levy' on disposable coffee cups
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:57
It's been dubbed the " latte levy " - a tax on the billions of takeaway coffee cups that Britons are throwing away every year. Starbucks is the only coffee chain charging customers for disposable cups at and that, for now, is for a trial period.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wenger To Make 9 Changes | Expected Arsenal XI vs Nottingham Forest
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:51
Nottingham Forest striker Daryl Murphy is an injury doubt having come off in the home defeat against Sunderland. While Wenger will shuffle his pack, he is certain to be without Granit Xhaka due to a groin injury.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Everton's Ross Barkley completes £15 million move to Chelsea
Jan 08, 2018 - 03:40
ROSS BARKLEY is expected to move to Chelsea TODAY - with Antonio Conte all but confirming the news at a press conference. Charly Musonda is available following a groin problem.