Male university workers sue over alleged sex discrimination

Twenty-six men working at a university in Wales are suing their employers for more than £700,000 over allegations of sex discrimination and unequal pay.

The men, caretakers and tradesman employed by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, say they have been paid less than female employees in equivalent posts for seven years.

They each argue they have been underpaid by an average of £4,000 a year since 1 August 2007 and are claiming more than £30,000 each in back payments.

In total the 26 men are demanding around £736,000 from the university, as well as future wage increases to put them in line with female colleagues on the same pay grade.

On Tuesday next week an employment tribunal hearing in Cardiff will hear claims from 19 of the men. Depending on the outcome, the other seven may then have their own hearings.

All were originally employed by Swansea Metropolitan University, which merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in August last year.

via Male university workers sue over alleged sex discrimination | World news | The Guardian.

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