Monday, 29 January 2018

New easyJet boss cuts his own salary in equal pay gesture to show his "personal commitment" to equal pay

The new boss of easyJet has volunteered to have his salary cut to the same level of his female predecessor to show his "personal commitment" to equal pay.
Johan Lundgren’s annual starting salary of £740,000 is being reduced to match the £706,000 that was being earned by Dame Carolyn McCall before she left the airline.
Easyjet revealed in November that its female staff earn on average about half the rate paid to men.

This is blamed on the fact that its pilots are predominantly male, with salaries several times higher than those of majority-female cabin crew.

Mr Lundgren took over at the airline last month as Dame Carolyn departed for a new role as chief executive of broadcaster ITV.

Easyjet said that his remuneration package - including annual bonus and long-term incentive plan - would now be "identical" to that of his predecessor.

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