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Six Male BBC Hosts Agree to Take Pay Cuts After Salary Gap Is Revealed

Jan 26, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Following the resignation of a BBC editor in protest of unequal pay between male and female international editors at the company, BBC News reports that six of the BBC’s leading male presenters agreed to take pay cuts.

Huw Edwards, Nicky Campbell, John Humphrys, Jon Sopel, Nick Robinson and Jeremy Vine all agreed to take lower wages, the story reports. The moves follow the protest resignation of BBC China editor Carrie Gracie.

“Humphrys said he would be earning ‘hugely less’ than the £600,000 he was,” the story reports. “The move comes after the BBC revealed the pay of on-air talent earning over £150,000 in July. Two-thirds of stars on the list, including the top seven earners, were men.”

2 Comments

  1. Ridiculousness.

  2. This is how BBC defines equality? Still not paying the women equally to the men? And then cutting the men’s pay to increase BBC profits. Cutting the men’s pay is condescending to everyone involved, and doesn’t provide recompense for the time the women were underpaid

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