Figures published today reveal that pay rates for women working at Transport for London are on average 21.5 per cent lower than those of the agency’s male workers, with the gap rising by 1.8 per cent in the past year.
Chaired by Mayor Sadiq Khan, TfL has the worst gender pay gap of any of City Hall’s agencies.
The Greater London Authority, which the Mayoral also heads, has a gender pay gap of 4.82 per cent, down by 1.32 per cent over the last year.
At the Met, women on average earn £19.52 per hour compared to £21.62 per hour for men, a gender pay gap of 9.71 per cent. The figures show this has decreased from 12.48 per cent over the past year.
The London Legacy Development Corporation has a gender pay gap of 17.6 per cent, down 0.2 per cent on last year, with women earning an average of £24.59 per hour and men £29.85 per hour.
The Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC) has a gender gap of minus 7.09 per cent, with women earning an average of £27.91 per hour, higher than their male colleagues rate of 26.06 per hour.
The London Fire Brigade and Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation also have negative gender pay gaps of minus 4.62 per cent and minus 17.72 per cent respectively.
Mr Khan said: “As Mayor, I am determined to do everything in my power to address the gender pay gap that has existed unchallenged and hidden away for far too long.
“The data we have published today paints a varied picture.
“It does not make for comfortable reading but if we are to correct this injustice we must continue to highlight the gaps and the need for action.”
Staynton Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at TfL, added: “Gender equality is something that we take very seriously. We are working hard to make our organisation more representative of the city that we serve, but we realise there is much more work to do.
“We have made progress with an increase in the proportion of women within our organisation, including in senior management roles.
“However, we know we need to go much further and that’s why we are working hard to tackle the gender pay gap head on by continuing to improve our recruitment and hiring processes as well as encouraging more young women and girls to consider a career in the transport industry.”