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FT Staff Demands Newspaper's Owners Close Gender Pay Gap by 2020

  • Union says staff would support strike if progress isn’t made
  • ‘Male and female journalists are united in their anger’
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Staff at Nikkei Inc.’s Financial Times newspaper said they would support strike action if it hadn’t closed its gender pay gap by 2020, adding pressure to management to address salary disparities.

“The Financial Times ought to be ashamed if it enters [2020] with anything less than pay equality,” staff said in a joint e-mailed statement after a meeting on Wednesday. “We would be prepared to support industrial action in pursuit of this goal should it be required.”