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Livingstone hots up Canary Wharf equality fight walking on coals

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:35 05 October 2010

Livingstone... hot under foot over equality issue

Livingstone... hot under foot over equality issue

FORMER London Mayor Ken Livingstone didn’t get cold feet when challenged to step into a feminist equality campaign. He joined daredevils walking over hot coals to publicise the Fawcett Society’s fight for equal pay at London’s Canary Wharf

FORMER London Mayor Ken Livingstone didn’t get cold feet when challenged to step into a feminist equality campaign.

He joined daredevils walking over hot coals to publicise the Fawcett Society’s fight for equal pay.

The event was held at the Docklands Watersports Centre on the Isle of Dogs, close to London’s Canary Wharf where the Society is keen to raise the issue of equality in the financial industry.

But then, the ex-City Hall boss is used to being grilled.’

He explained: “If it takes me walking on fire for people to notice that woman face inequality and discrimination, then I’ll walk on fire.”

The campaigners claim the gender pay gap’ in banking and finance is 60 per cent between the sexes, especially in bonus payouts, with far more men occupying top jobs than women.

Livingstone put his best foot forward to walk on the hot coals and heat up the equality debate.


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