So called "parity" comes at a price - and that price is inevitably the job of someone on a lower salary. Both Carrie and Samira may have made their point but ultimately I think they've lost respect in doing so.
"You've made your point women, now pipe down"
Perhaps I’m being obtuse but I fail to see the issue with Brekkie’s post. The inference from Carrie Gracie’s remarks is that parity and cost-savings will come at the expense of those lower down the food chain, as opposed to the managers and ‘suits’ behind the scenes.
How you can extrapolate “now pipe down” from Brekkie’s remarks is a loss to me. There were others at the BBC who found themselves in a similar position - Sarah Montague is a prime example. She didn’t feel the need to pursue legal action per se to achieve parity or seek redress (which we now know was less than it should have been by mutual agreement).
It is possible to ‘fight the good fight’ without rocking the boat in the manner that Carrie Gracie and certainly Samira Ahmed did. I would add, however, that both Samira Ahmed and Jeremy Vine were represented by the same agent. Though it would be highly inappropriate and unethical (such as it is) to use the latter’s remuneration as leverage for the former, the agents should shoulder some of the blame. They
be working to maximise their clients’ earnings.