A UK university is giving its female professors a one-off salary hike to wipe out the gender pay gap with their male colleagues.
The University of Essex is raising female professors’ pay, to bring their average salaries level with the men.
It comes as UK pay data analysis by the Times Higher Education says full-time female academics are paid 11% less than men.
Essex said the move was motivated by “impatience” for change over the issue.
It is not just a step in right direction, it is a step that shows that other universities attempt to perform moonwalk on the issue.