Different rates of pay for men and women and marriage bar for women in employment terms and conditions.
- Title Radio Éireann Conditions of Service
- Production Year 1947
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- Material Type Document
- Clip title Unequal Pay and Marriage Bar
- Extended description
This document lists the terms and conditions for employment as General Features Officer in Radio Éireann. It dates from 1947. No. 2 on the list sets out the different rates of pay for men and women. If a man gets the job, he will be paid £650 - £850 per annum, while if a woman gets it, she will be paid £500 - £700, a substantially less amount for doing the same work. No. 9 on the list is the marriage bar, making it compulsory for a female employee to resign when she married.
Unequal pay and the marriage bar remained a feature of Irish public service employment until the 1970s.
This document is held in the RTÉ Archives document collection.
Typed script, 1 page.
The image in the background shows broadcaster Marian Finucane with a colleague, 1979. © RTÉ Archives 2553/079
- Local keywords Broadcasting, Radio Éireann, Employment, Terms and conditions, Unequal pay, Marriage bar, Discrimination
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Country of production Ireland
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- Item colour Black and White
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Radio Éireann Conditions of Service
Production Year - 1947
Publisher Broadcaster - RTÉ
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