Charity pays women more than men, pay gap figures show

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On average, women at the RNLI are paid 3.1% more than men

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12th March 2019 by Graham Martin 0 Comments

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has released its gender pay gap figures – showing women are paid more at the charity than men.

The gender pay gap at the RNLI is -3.1%, based on an average hourly rate for men and women employed by the charity in the UK.

This means, on average, women at the RNLI are paid 3.1% more than men. This equates to 51p more per hour.

The gender pay gap does not show differences in pay for comparable roles at specific grades.

Instead, it is used as a broad measure of earnings across a whole organisation. The UK’s average gender pay gap is 17.9% in favour of men, as reported by the Office for National Statistics for 2018.

Sue Barnes, people director at the RNLI, said: ‘We are absolutely committed to demonstrating equality for all our employees in recruitment, promotion, development opportunities and pay. At the RNLI, we value the many benefits diversity brings to our organisation.

‘We actively promote awareness on inclusion and diversity for our staff and volunteers to enhance their awareness and make practical changes to help create an inclusive and supportive environment at the RNLI.”

Any organisation that has 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap. The deadline for businesses and charities to publish their figures is 4 April each year.

The RNLI’s full report can be viewed here.