Apologies BBC for underpaying correspondent

Apologies BBC for underpaying correspondent

World June 29, 2018 21:03

london - The BBC regrets that Carrie Gracie, the correspondent in China, was paid less than male colleagues at similar posts. The British public channel has apologized for this and said to fully endorse the principle of equal pay for equal work.

Gracie got angry in January after the government forced the BBC to announce the wage building. It showed, among other things, that two thirds of the big earners on radio and TV were male and that a number of them earned considerably more than female celebrities of the same level.

The BBC admitted Gracie, who speaks fluent Mandarin and has been reporting China for thirty years, that she would get as much as Jon Sopel, their husband for North America. Later it came out that he jumped between 200,000 and 250,000 pounds annually while Gracie was bailed out with 135,000 pounds.

She has now paid the arrears of wages as a make-up. Gracie donates the amount to a foundation that works for equal treatment of women. She currently has six months of unpaid leave to write and give lectures on China and gender equality.

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