Women at Channel 4 earn almost 30% less in average hourly pay than men working at the broadcaster, where two-thirds of the top 100 best paid staff are men. Alex Mahon, the company’s female chief executive, who joined the company late last year, said: “This number obviously makes for uncomfortable reading and I am determined to take action to address it. There is no quick fix, but identifying the complex and multiple reasons behind our gap is the first step towards tackling the fundamental issues at play.” Channel 4 says its 28.6% mean average pay gap was down to men holding a higher proportion of senior positions, including in departments that attract higher average salaries overall. “This factor accounts for close to half of our gender pay gap,” its report said. There are nearly twice as many women as men in lower paid roles at Channel 4. Overall women make up nearly 60% of the company’s employees but 66% of the top 100 roles are held by men. The gender pay gap refers to the difference in average hourly earnings between all men and all women working for an organisation regardless of their roles, rather than men and women in… Read full this story
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