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More than 100 women at the BBC including presenters Naga Munchetty, Louise Minchin and Sarah Montague launched an equal pay complaint against the broadcaster, legal documents show.

The list of names emerged in papers lodged as evidence by the National Union of Journalists for Newswatch host Samira Ahmed's employment tribunal.

Ahmed has launched an equal pay case against the BBC, arguing that she was underpaid in comparison to Jeremy Vine for their work on similar television programmes. 

The women on the NUJ's list, which is dated from December 2017, believed 'that they have received less pay and other less favourable terms in their contracts when compared with men doing the same or equivalent work at the BBC'. 

More than 100 women at the BBC including presenter Naga Munchetty (pictured) launched a pay complaint against the BBC

BBC breakfast host Louise Minchin. She is named on the NUJ list

More than 100 women at the BBC including presenters Naga Munchetty (left) and Louise Minchin (right) launched pay complaint against the BBC

Samira Ahmed (pictured centre) today arrives at the Central London Employment Tribunal with former BBC China editor, Carrie Gracie

Samira Ahmed (pictured centre) today arrives at the Central London Employment Tribunal with former BBC China editor, Carrie Gracie

Ahmed was flanked by a number of supporters as she made her way to the employment tribunal today

Ahmed was flanked by a number of supporters as she made her way to the employment tribunal today

The complainants included Munchetty and Minchin, both BBC Breakfast presenters, alongside Radio 4s Sarah Montague and BBC News presenter Joanna Gosling, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Montague has previously said that she was 'incandescent with rage' after learning that she was paid £133,000 while her Radio 4 Today programme co-host, John Humphrys, earned up to £649,999. 

Gosling was paid just over £100,000 before the list came out, but later discovered that male presenters of the same programmes were earning £150,000 for a four-day week.

Others on the National Union of Journalists' list include BBC Radio 4 presenter Sarah Montague

BBC News host Joanna Gosling

Others on the National Union of Journalists' list include BBC Radio 4 presenter Sarah Montague (left) and BBC News host Joanna Gosling (right)

Radio Five Live host Rachael Burden (pictured) is also included, alongside Orla Guerin, the award-winning foreign correspondent and the BBC News channel's Jane Hill

Radio Five Live host Rachael Burden (pictured) is also included, alongside Orla Guerin, the award-winning foreign correspondent and the BBC News channel's Jane Hill

Others include Rachael Burden, the Radio 5 Live breakfast co-host, Joanna Gosling, the BBC News presenter, Orla Guerin, the award-winning foreign correspondent and Jane Hill. 

In her evidence, Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary of the organisation, said: 'In December 2017, the NUJ lodged a collective grievance to the BBC on behalf of the 121 members,' and directed the tribunal to the list of names. 

The NUJ list features 121 presenters, journalists, editors and producers, from household names to backroom staff. Their jobs span BBC News, the World Service, Radio 3 and Radio 4.

It is not known how many women on the NUJ list have settled their grievances. In its evidence to the tribunal the BBC said 36 increases have been awarded on the basis of equal pay, 'mostly though not exclusively to women'.

Samira Ahmed (left) didn't deserve equal pay to Jeremy Vine because her job didn't require as much skill as his, the BBC has claimed

Samira Ahmed didn't deserve equal pay to Jeremy Vine (pictured) because her job didn't require as much skill as his, the BBC has claimed

BBC presenter Samira Ahmed (left, pictured today as she arrived at the tribunal) has said she is sorry Jeremy Vine (right) has been 'dragged' into her equal pay claim as she pursues nearly £700,000 from the corporation 

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