UK: London mayor Sadiq Khan vows action over public workers’ ethnicity pay gap

Publié: 2 mars 2018 dans Informations générales

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged to take action after a pioneering pay audit found that the city’s black and minority ethnic public employees were paid anything up to 37% less on average than their white counterparts, with an especially severe difference in the police.

The ethnicity earnings audit covered all organisations in the Greater London authority group, which covers the mayoralty and City Hall, Transport for London (TfL), the city’s police and fire services and various development corporations.

The ethnicity audit found that the pay gap was “particularly stark” at the Met police, the Greater London authority and the two development corporations.

It found varying pay gaps, ranging from none at all in the London fire brigade to 9.8% at TfL, 16.7% at the Metropolitan policeand 37.5% at the Old Oak and Park Royal development corporation, which runs a major redevelopment project in the north-west of the city.

A report into the gaps found they were caused not by black and minority ethnic (BME) employees being paid less for the same job, but by an under-representation of people from such backgrounds in senior jobs.

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