Saturday, 6 January 2018

Major companies to reveal gender pay gaps of more than 15% in favour of men



Ladbrokes, Easyjet and Virgin Money are among the major companies to reveal gender pay gaps of more than 15% in favour of men for mean hourly pay.

 
Organisations with 250 or more workers must publish their figures by April and so far 527 firms have done so.


Women's hourly pay rates are 52% lower than men's at Easyjet. On average, women earn 15% less per hour at Ladbrokes and 33% less at Virgin Money.


All three firms say men and women are paid equally when in the same role.


At Easyjet, for example, 6% of its UK pilots are women - a role which pays £92,400 a year on average - whereas 69% of lower-paid cabin crew are women, with an average annual salary of £24,800.
The carrier said it had set a target that one in five of new entrant pilots should be female by 2020.




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