Jenny Jones, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of London, says she would cut the gap between the highest and lowest paid London officials if elected next year.
Ms Jones says she wants to make London a ‘Fair Pay City’ where top officials in bodies such as Transport for London earn no more than 10 times the salary of their lowest paid staff.
Jones said: “A 10:1 maximum pay ratio would seriously reduce the pay gap in our city. It is unacceptable to use the economic crisis to defend paying workers less than the amount needed to support a family at the same as paying out colossal salaries to chief executives.”
“The Green Party has shown in London and elsewhere that when elected it can reduce inequality, promote fairness and help create a better city.”
Calling for the support of Londoners, Jones, who currently sits on the London Assembly, said: “Every vote counts in next year’s elections, with Londoners being able to chose their Mayor and their London Assembly Members – elected under proportional representation.
“The campaign to make London a ‘Fair Pay City’ shows that as Mayor I would stand up for ordinary Londoners, institute more responsible financial governance of the capital and help create a better place for those who live and visit the capital.”