Management union lifts threat to name and shame groups

A threat by a trade union to name and shame charities that refused to carry out an equal-pay audit has been lifted because nearly everyone ignored it.

Managers and professionals union Amicus wrote to more than 1,000 voluntary organisations demanding that they agree to carry out a pay audit covering sex and race discrimination. But just four charities - the Children's Society, children's charity NCH, Stonham Housing Association and the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts - responded by the 6 March deadline.

The union, which has around 30,000 members in voluntary organisations, said it will now call on the Government to make the audits compulsory.

It will also encourage its workplace representatives to investigate claims of unequal pay.

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