Why women do not get equal pay

Ken Craggs puts this interesting and detailed take on why women do not get equal pay … and it’s not the one you might have been thinking of:

Women in countries around the world are not receiving equal pay because of arbitration agreements and equal pay arbitration awards, that can be made in various countries and then enforced in over 150 countries that are signatories of the New York Convention.

The International Association of Defense Counsel informs us (p.6) that “Arbitrators are not bound by the rules of evidence.” And goes on to say JAMS employment arbitration rule 22(d) states that, “strict conformity to the rules of evidence is not required.”

A 2012 paper published by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration tells us that, International arbitration is increasingly recognized as a transnational system of justice, if not a genuinely autonomous legal order. And that arbitration is considered by many to be a free-standing procedure, conceptually and politically independent of the apparatus of the state.

Think about that one a few moments, the rest of the article is at the end of the link and it puts other related points. It has implications for equal pay, does it not?

3 comments for “Why women do not get equal pay

  1. Tom
    January 25, 2018 at 11:40 am

    It does not. In fact it’s nonsense. I am myself an ICC arbitrator. Arbitration is a contractual way of resolving commercial disputes more speedily and less expensively than in state courts. Arbitrators can be chosen for specialist expertise unlikely to be available in the latter. This chap is barking up the wrong tree.

  2. Mona
    January 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    You want to know why?,watch Jordan Peterson V Cathy Newman on You-Tube, fantastic, Cathy, a Guardianista has a verbal orgasm interviewing Jordan

  3. January 28, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Most western nations in most businesses with employees above say 20 in number, use a recognised pay-scaling system of which there are perhaps fewer than 10. Such systems value the work and responsibility regardless of the occupant du jour or their gender.

    If women ‘could’ be paid x % less for the same work, then employers would save x on their wages bill by only employing women.

    If discriminatory pay is so rampant, how come there are so few prosecutions?

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