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English definition of “equal pay”

equal pay

noun [U]
 
 
HR
the idea that different groups, for example men and women, should be paid the same amount of money for doing the same or similar jobs, rather than one group being paid more than another: The principle of equal pay for equal work is still far from universal. Plans to give temporary workers equal pay and conditions will drive up costs for small and medium businesses. achieve/receive/get equal pay equal pay claims/laws/legislation the battle/fight/struggle for equal pay
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