Met Office staff begin strike action


Met Office weather staff on strike over gender pay gap

Image caption The Met Office says it is currently reviewing the findings of a pay audit to understand the reasons behind the gender pay gap

Staff at the Met Office have begun a walkout in a strike over a 10% gap in male and female salaries.

The trade union Prospect, which represents the majority of Met Office employees, says senior female meteorologists earn about £7,000 less than their male counterparts.

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