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4,759. Join the Union, girls, and together say, Equal Pay for Equal Work! (Woman & Trade Union & Pay & Work & Suffragette & Solidarity & Equality) Susan Brownell Anthony 1820-1906
5,004. When we talk about equal pay for equal work, women in the workplace are beginning to catch up. If we keep going at this current rate, we will achieve full equality in about 475 years. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait that long. (Equality & Pay & Work) Lya Sorano
5,071. Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts. (Trade Union & Work & Pay) Molly Ivins
5,147. Poorly paid labour is inefficient labour the world over. (Labour & Pay) Victor Hugo & Henry George
5,207. As the sun shines I will make hay
To keep failure at bay
For there remainest a pay
For my honest toil each day. (Labour & Work & Pay) Ogwo David Emenike
6,067. It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it. (Evolution & Pay & Understanding) Upton Sinclair, ‘I, Candidate for Governor’
24,789. Of course I’m going to do something; I’m going to dock his pay. (Star Trek & Pay & Trade Union) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Bar Association s4e16, Quark, re collapsed Rom
42,163. We will resist the calls that have been made for direct regulation of executive pay. (Banksters & Pay) Kitty Ussher, Treasury economic secretary
84,789. What a man does for pay is of little significance; what he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world’s beauty, is everything! H P Lovecraft
84,790. The candles burn their sockets,
The blinds let through the day,
The young man feels his pockets
And wonders what’s to pay. A E Housman, Last Poems 1922
50,025. The answer has its roots in the other major social development of the 1980s: the enrichment of the rich. This has been so stupendous as to defy statistics. In all the countries of the world, including the poor countries, the rich have been enjoying the greatest bonanza ever. The top 10 per cent of incomes in the United States of America, already far, far ahead of the rest of the population, increased their share of the wealth by another 7 per cent. In Britain the value of shares on the stock exchange multiplied five times between 1983 and 1987, and even the stock exchange crash of 1987 did not stop the fantastic accumulation of riches for the already super-rich.
Old-fashioned ideas, especially in publicly owned state industries, that the chairmen and managing directors should keep their earnings down as an example to their workers, vanished. As the public utilities in Britain were turned, ‘in the interests of competition’, from public monopolies to private monopolies, the chairmen and directors rewarded themselves for what they assessed as their ‘true worth’ – and promptly doubled and tripled their salaries. Enormous fortunes were flaunted by the millionaires’ press. At the start of the decade there were only a handful of billionaires in the world: at the end there were 157. Millionaires increased four times – from half a million to two million.
Tax-cutting everywhere aided the process. The highest rate of income tax in Britain was cut from 83 per cent at the start of the decade to 40 per cent at the end. With this went cuts in all the taxes which affected the rich: corporation tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax. The poll tax, in abolishing property rates, put further millions into the pockets of the already rich. (Rich & Pay & Tax & Stocks & Shares) Paul Foot, The Case for Socialism ch 4
50,056. The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market reward for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself. (Wealth & Rich & Pay) John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society
84,791. Low Pay Britain: the truth behind the government’s glowing job statistics. We reveal how workers at one of Britain’s biggest brands can be on as little as £3.08 an hour before expenses. Tonight: Low Pay Britain, Channel 4 2015
84,792. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. 20th century maxim
84,793. Chief Executives’ salaries have gone through the roof ... This obsession with comparisons. (Pay & Public Sector) Lord Haskins, former chairman Northern Foods
84,794. There’s been talk about fatcats in the public sector, but it’s nothing compared to the annual compensation that say the Chief Executive of Habitat gets. (Pay & Public Sector) Anna Coote, New Economics Foundation head of social policy
84,795. He is well paid that is well satisfied. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice IV i 416
84,796. The point of living? My heart pounded. The point of your living is that if you die, who’s going to pay me three and a half thousand rupees a month? Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
96,496. With some firms it is customary to call out the names of the men and pay them in order of seniority or ability, but there was no such system here; the man who got to the aperture first was paid first, and so on. The result was that there was always a miniature ‘Battle of Life’, the men pushing and struggling against each other as if their lives depended upon their being paid by a certain time. (Working Class & Work & Pay) Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
96,520. This made 40 hours a week, so that those who were paid sevenpence an hour earned £1.3.4. Those who got sixpence-halfpenny drew £1.1.8. Those whose wages were fivepence an hour were paid the princely sum of 16/8d, for their week’s hard labour, and those whose rate was fourpence-halfpenny ‘picked up’ 15/-. (Poverty & Pay & Wages & Work & Poor & Working Class) ibid.
96,603. Councillor Rushton said that several influential ratepayers and employees of labour had complained to him about the high wages of the Corporation workmen, some of whom were paid sevenpence-halfpenny an hour. (Poverty & Local Government & Pay & Wages) ibid.
40,204. Samuel Eto’o is reputedly the highest-paid player in the world at £350,000 per week – that’s £5,000 a day. (Football & Pay) Clive Tyldesley
98,931. After the war, the Wages Councils Act 1945 was the occasion both for the expansion of the trade boards sectors into the service sector, and for a more general attempt to place institutional wage determination on a secure footing. (Labour & Trade Union & Industrial Action & Employment & Pay & Strike) Simon Deakin & Gillian Morris
98,933. The Labour government of 1964-70 took more direct powers in the area of pay restraint. (Labour & Trade Union & Industrial Action & Employment & Pay & Strike) ibid.
98,934. The Labour government of 1974-1979, in common with its immediate predecessors, failed to reconcile the tension between the traditional forms of state support for voluntary collective bargaining and increasing intervention in the economy through incomes policies. (Labour & Trade Union & Industrial Action & Employment & Pay & Strike) ibid.
99,747. Us Brits are seven times more likely to tell someone we’re having an affair than tell them what we earn. What Britain Earns with Mary Portas, Channel 4 2016
99,748. The guys at the top of the rich list this year, they made their money out of metal and property: £13,100,000,000. (Pay & Rich) ibid.
99,749. Jeremy Clarkson recently said it was disgusting that other people know what others are paid. ibid.
99,750. Guess how much Lewis Hamilton took home last year: £88 million. (Pay & Rich & Formula 1) ibid.
100,456. Several years after the Walmart controversy, Kathy Lee handbags were still being made in China by workers paid three cents an hour. (Corporation & Pay) The Corporation, 2003