There had never been much doubt that in London's financial district female workers' salaries lagged behind those of their mostly male colleagues. Now this has been confirmed with data.
Germany's powerful IG Metall union have agreed with bosses on a new right to switch temporarily to a 28-hour week. Could the example be echoed across Europe?
Almost one million employees with Germany's powerful metalworking union IG Metall have won higher pay and the right to a reduced working week in an agreement with employers.