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Equal Pay Day 2017

Equal Pay Day 2017

It’s Equal Pay Day here in the UK, which marks the day from which women effectively stop earning relative to men. Essentially, in comparison, women are working the rest of the year for free. The Office for National Statistics has published data which suggests the gender pay gap isn’t closing either, currently standing at 14.1%.

·         Maritime Gender Pay Gap

It may come as no surprise that the picture within maritime is even worse, with Maritime HR Association data showing a pay gap across the UK of around 40% last year. If you work in UK Maritime HR and want to find out the results of our 2017 gender pay gap analysis, please register for our free networking breakfast on Thursday, 30th November 2017:

·         Gender Balance in the UAE

Gender balance is also under the spotlight in the UAE, with the country making steady progress to realise its’ vision of becoming one of the top 25 countries for gender equality by 2021. We are delighted to be offering a member networking breakfast in Dubai on 30th January 2018 – where we will be joined by our colleagues from Clyde & Co to facilitate a discussion on the Vision 2021 initiative. Register your attendance at

·         Career Development for Women in Maritime

HR Consulting at Spinnaker are passionate about helping the industry to identify and retain its’ key female talent by giving under-represented women the chance and confidence to compete on an equal footing with others. We are therefore excited to be launching a new ‘Career Development for Women in Maritime’ programme in 2018, which with help from global diversity & inclusion experts Brook Graham. Can you nominate someone from your business? Click here for more information.

Interest for all events is expected to be high and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please save the date(s) and get in touch with Sarah Hutley on [email protected] / +44 (0)1702 480142 for more information.

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