EOC backs women heads

31st March 2000 at 01:00
The Equal Opportunities Commission is backing test cases brought by three women primary heads from South Ayrshire, who are claiming parity with secondary heads. The council's costs in defending the action are bing shared by all education authorities. Primary heads, more than 75 per cent of whom are women, are paid significantly less than their secondary counterparts, more than 90 per cent of whom are men.

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