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equal paynoun [U]

uk   us   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 equalpay for ​equalwork is still far from ​universal. Plans to give ​temporaryworkers equalpay and ​conditions will ​drive up ​costs for ​small and ​mediumbusinesses. achieve/receive/get ​equalpay equalpayclaims/​laws/​legislation the ​battle/fight/​struggle for ​equalpay
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