Women paid more than men in PCC's office
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says he's
'delighted' no significant gender pay gap exists in his office.
In fact, women working in the Office of the Police and Crime
Commissioner are paid slightly better than their male
As of December 2017 David Jamieson's team consisted of 35 staff,
of which 22 were women and 13 were men.
The average hourly wage of the women working in the Office of
the Police and Crime Commissioner is £1.44 more than the men. It
means women are paid 7.2% more than their male counterparts.
On average, nationally, men are paid 18% more than women and
there has been growing pressure on organisations to correct the
Commenting on the pay within his office, David Jamieson said:
"The simple truth is that women and men should be paid equally for
doing the same work.
"I am very pleased to report that the women and men in my office
are not discriminated against based on their gender.
"I have noted that West Midlands Police force does have a gender
pay gap of 8% and I will be scrutinising them closely to ensure
they reach the standards expected".
The work on the gender pay gap at the PCC's office builds on
other equality work including ensuring there is a diverse mix of
employees from a wide range of ethnicities.