Teachers’ leader campaigning for equal pay slammed over huge pay gap in her OWN union

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A TEACHERS’ leader campaigning for equal wages was blasted over a huge pay gap in her own union.

Women in the 470,000-strong National Education Union are paid 19.4 per cent less than the average man, official figures reveal.

Mary Bousted earns well, but women employed by her union don’t get as much as their male peers
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Their boss Mary Bousted earns a pay and perks package of £158,000.

She has complained: “Women have never achieved equal pay for equal work.”

But her union’s latest declaration reveals that women employed by the NEU get 81p for every £1 earned by men.

And female staff at the 283,000-strong NASUWT earn just 67p for every £1 bagged by blokes.


Tory MP Priti Patel said: “It’s clear that union leaders have not only failed thousands of teachers, but their own employees too.

“Every woman not getting equal pay will know unions fighting on their behalf can’t deliver for their own staff.”

Both unions said they were committed to reducing the gap.

Conservative MP Priti Patel has called out Mary Bousted over the fact the union she leads does not pay women the same as men
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