BBC’s Carrie Gracie ‘could not collude’ in pay discrimination

BBC broadcasters including Mishal Husain, Lyse Doucet, Clare Balding, Emily Canada Goose Parka Maitlis and Sarah Montague voiced their support canada goose outlet uk for Ms Gracie; while Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman, and Labour MPs Harriet Harman and Jess Phillips and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries have also reacted positively to the move.

Neither Ms Gracie, canada goose uk outlet nor Ms Adler appeared on a list issued canada goose factory sale by the BBC last July, listing the salaries Canada Goose Coats On Sale of all employees earning more than 150,000 a year.

The US editor, canada goose outlet online uk Jon canada goose outlet nyc Sopel, earned 200,000 249,999, canada goose clearance while Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen earned 150,000 199,999 in Ms Gracie’s words, «at least 50% more» than herself canada goose clearance sale and Ms Adler.

In 2009, Ms Gracie openly revealed she was paid 92,000 canada goose outlet toronto factory a year during a canada goose store heated interview with Labour peer Lord Foulkes on MPs’ expenses.

How much do BBC stars earn?Gender pay gap: More than 500 firms reveal their figuresMs Gracie told Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour the BBC had offered to raise her annual salary to canadian goose jacket 180,000, but she did not see that as a solution canada goose outlet parka buy canada goose jacket and Canada Goose sale there would still have been «a big gap between myself and my male peers».

Asked whether those male workers should receive a pay cut, Ms Gracie said: «I believe in public service broadcasting canada canada goose coats on sale goose outlet in usa and I uk canada goose outlet do think salaries at the canada goose clearance top are unacceptably high. goose outlet canada Canada Goose online but I don’t Canada Goose Jackets have uk canada goose the information to Canada Goose Online say this needs to canada goose outlet online happen or that should happen.»

She added: «I could canada goose black friday sale not go back to China and Canada Goose Outlet collude knowingly in what I consider to be unlawful pay discrimination. I could not do it, nor could I stay silent and watch the BBC perpetuate a canada goose outlet uk sale failing pay structure by discriminating against women.»

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Due to the BBC’s impartiality rules, presenter Jane Garvey who had tweeted support for Ms Gracie said she was unable canada goose outlet store to conduct the interview.

Instead, despite Ms Gracie being in the Woman’s Hour studio, the interview was carried out by freelance canada goose journalist Jane Martinson, from a radio car.

BBC guidelines dictate that reporters should should not be «exposed to conflicts of canada goose outlet black friday interest», canada goose outlet jackets and there must be «editorial separation» of those reporting the story.

Earlier, co presenting the Today programme with John Humphrys, Ms Gracie said: «The support I have had in the last few hours over this, I think it does speak to the depth of hunger for an equal, canada goose jacket outlet fair and transparent pay system.»

How Chinese media see the rowInfluential media in China have given prominent attention to Carrie canada goose uk shop Gracie’s resignation as China editor, but have made no comment on her work.

Global Times and China Daily highlighted her statement canada goose outlet that women at the BBC are generally paid significantly canada goose outlet new york city less canada goose outlet sale than men, and broadcaster CCTV shares a canada goose factory outlet picture of Ms official canada goose outlet Gracie from her Twitter page holding an equalpayday sign.

Some canada goose outlet canada social media users on the popular Sina Weibo praise her for speaking out and say they «support» canada goose uk black friday her.

«We need to be treated equally!» says one user, receiving hundreds of canada goose coats likes.

Some say that men and women are paid the same in China, and one blames «capitalism» on her pay.

Other users give damning comments on articles she has written that they perceive to be anti China.

Source: BBC Monitoring

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In the letter, posted on her blog, Ms Gracie a China specialist who is fluent in Mandarin said licence fee canada goose outlet store uk payers had «a right to know» the organisation was «breaking equality law and resisting pressure for a fair and transparent pay structure».

«Despite the BBC’s public insistence that my appointment demonstrated its commitment to gender equality, and despite my own insistence that equality was a condition of taking up the post, cheap Canada Goose canada cheap canada goose uk goose black friday sale my canada goose outlet shop managers had yet again judged that women’s work was worth much less than men’s.».