Women stop getting paid from Saturday for the rest of the year

Women stop getting paid from Saturday for the rest of the year

BBCs Carrie Gracie gives £360k payout to charity

After this date women are effectively working for free until the end of the year because of the gender pay gap.

Carrie Gracie, who quit as the BBCs China editor in protest over being paid less than her male peers, has funded a new service to help women in low paid jobs access the help they need to fight pay discrimination.

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A BBC journalist who quit in protest at being paid less than her male colleagues has revealed that she was given a £361,000 payout when she settled her claim with the corporation.

Carrie Gracie, 56, said yesterday that the figure was almost three times her original salary of £135,000 as China editor. She has donated the money to the Fawcett Society, the gender equality and womens rights charity, which will use it to launch a free legal aid service for women to fight workplace discrimination, alongside YESS Law, a legal charity.

Ms Gracie, who worked for the BBC for 30 years, hopes to return to the corporation as a presenter, although she is on unpaid leave.

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