Stop The Clocks


Lughan Deane cover

On this week’s Here’s How podcast journalist William Campbell (right) meets Lughan Deane (left), the Communications Executive for the IMPACT trade union.

William writes:

IMPACT are running #ClockedOut campaign, saying that women are working for free from 15.50 onwards because of the gender pay gap.

In this podcast I ask if the statistics really back that up.

Are women paid 14 per cent less for the same work as some claim, or are differentials based on hours worked and experience”


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15 thoughts on “Stop The Clocks

  1. Clampers Outside!


    More regressive leftist bullpoo…. I have yet to see one statistic on pay gaps stand up to even the most minor poking or scrutiny. I look forward to listening to this tonight :)

    1. mildred st. meadowlark

      Surely, it’s only funny enough for one enthusiastic ‘Lol’.

      I haven’t LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL’d since I was 14 and drank an awful lot of lilt :p

      1. Boj

        Lilt….urgh! Heartburn city!!
        Just in my own experience, in my own office, most of the women are gone by 4 anyway. It’s quite rare to see any women after hours – they can’t do it due to “family commitments”. The lads mustn’t have families so. Not trolling, just sayin what I see in a small little bit of my working world.

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          Really? Though to be fair, lilt just gives me an impressive headache​, and no fun at all these days.

          With regards your working experience, I have seen similar too. Part of it, I think, is that it is seen to be more acceptable that the woman leave work early to deal with, as you say, ‘family commitments’. I do think that’s changing and it’s becoming just as acceptable for men to step up to ‘family commitments’ in the same way, but progress is always slow, especially when changing the status quo.

          1. Boj

            I’d have TK Red Lemonade anyday…some buzzzz of it too!!

            I would think like that also, things are changing, however when the boss says you are working on a Saturday because Mary has family commitments, it raises some red flags. The boss is a woman too!! What are women complaining about, there are positives and negatives, less money=more time out … I’d take that! In my working world the women get treated BETTER than men. A lot less is expected of them BECAUSE of outside commitments. This pay myth is just that imo. They have positives and negatives, less money=more time out … I’d take that! Now, pray tell how do I get outta working this Saturday!

          2. Brother Barnabas

            Has definitely changed.

            I don’t start work until 9.30 because I drop off at school. And I often announce mid-day that I’m popping out to collect from school. And when I do, I like to think I see respect in male colleague’s eyes. And a pervy, pondering gaze from the ladies.

          3. mildred st. meadowlark

            In which case, I’d say that’s progress. It either has to be that men and women are given equal leeway with regards to family commitments, or that there is no leeway given at all – which seems unreasonable to me, if we are supposed to be a society which cherishes the welfare of the family, and impractical too.

  2. ahjayzis

    It’s a fantastic podcast, to be fair. Really worth listening to.

    His absolute skewering of that RTE drone was a high point.

  3. curmudegon

    Had a listen there. Main point is that the male/female pay gap only occurs after the ages of about 40-50, IMPACT chap begrudgingly admits this. The other point is that it is only men do the dangerous tough and dirty jobs and that the IMPACT chap isn’t planning a twitter campaign to highlight that, but does want gender pay legislation. Seriously saved you 32mins there folks.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      Usual leftist claptrap then, playing the victim even though there is nothing to play the victim for.

      More victimhood culture from the regressive leftists / 3rd wave feminists clawing away to make a point against mounting and mounting evidence to the contrary…. the fools.

      … I’ll still listen to it later tho.

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