Eastleigh Borough Council is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all its employees and in a recent Gender Pay Gap Report the Council’s average pay for women is 2.9% higher than for men.
The government has introduced a legal requirement on all organisations with over 250 employees to produce a Gender Pay Gap Report. This is part of a strategy to eliminate the gap in pay between men and women that exists in the U.K. The Council’s Gender Pay Gap Report involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation.
Cllr Keith House, Leader of the Council said, “Eastleigh Borough Council is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees, regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, age, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability.
He added, “The majority of organisations have a gender pay gap, but here at Eastleigh we are pleased to be able to say our gap compares very favourably with that of other organisations, including those within the public sector.”
Comparison with other organisations
- The mean gender pay gap for the whole economy is 17.5% higher for men
- The mean gender pay gap for the public sector it is 11.3% higher for men
- The median gender pay gap for the whole economy is 18.2%,higher for men
- The median gender pay gap for the public sector is 16.5% higher for men
Source Office for National Statistics (ONS) Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings - November 2016