Radio 4 host air after the pay gap tweet

Winifred Robinson, presenter for the Radio 4 show You and Yours, has been taken off the air on Tuesday – a day after he posted his point of view on the BBC, and equal pay.

The program of the consumer’s attention Tuesday was the issue of gender pay following Carrie Gracie resignation as the BBC’s China editor.

Gracie left his post, citing pay inequality, male international publishers who earn more than her.

Robinson is among the many BBC workers who have tweeted their support for Gracie.

The BBC has yet to confirm the reason why Robinson was taken off the air.

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In another tweet, he described the situation that involves Gracie as “a mess”.

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In an open letter issued Sunday, Gracie – who has been with the BBC for more than 30 years – accused the company of having a “secret and illegal pay culture”.


She said she would return to her former post in the TV newsroom in London, where I expect to be paid in the same way”.

Ms Gracie told Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, the BBC had offered to increase his annual salary of £180,000 inhabitants, but she does not see that the solution there would be still a big gap between me and my male colleagues”.
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Because of BBC rules of impartiality, presenter, Jane Garvey – who had tweeted support for Ms Gracie – he said that she was able to conduct the interview.

However, despite Ms Gracie to be the Woman is Time of the study, the interview was conducted by freelance journalist Jane Martinson, from a separate location.

BBC guidelines dictate that journalists should not be exposed to conflicts of interest”, and there must be “editorial separation” of those reporting the story.

The UK’s equality watchdog is to write to the BBC following the resignation of Gracie.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said it would consider the need for further actions based on the company’s response.A beacon of its values”

In the meantime, there was an urgent demand Livingston MP Hannah Bardell during a House of Commons debate on the allegations of unfair pay at the BBC.

The new Secretary of State for the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Matthew Hancock, has said the BBC should “provide support and be a beacon for the British values of fairness including equal pay for equal work”.

He added: “Working for the BBC is a public service and a great privilege, but some men are paid much more than other public servants… much more action is needed.

“The BBC must act because the women at the BBC deserve better.”

Ms Bardell said: “Someone with a strong vision should be separated for fairness – but (we) need to do so in every case.”

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