Gender Equality

Gender pay gap reports should motivate firms to change, says union

‘The biggest motivator for companies is the damage that can be done to their brands,’ says Laura Bambrick of Ictu

Sonya Lennon, founder of advocacy organisation Work Equal, advised firms to focus on ‘mindset, mentoring and messaging’. Picture: Jamie Hackett

The publishing of gender pay gap reports is a welcome development which should motivate companies into making improvements according to Laura Bambrick, head of social policy and employment affairs at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu).

The gender pay gap is the difference in the average hourly wage of men and women across a workforce. Organisations with over 250 employees are now required to report on their pay gap, and companies have begun publishing ...