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TSSA welcomes Network Rail report into gender pay gap

19 December 2017

Responding to the publication of Network Rail's first report which reveals it is running an 11pc gender pay gap.

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes said,
"It would be churlish not to welcome a report into the gender pay gap at Network Rail as identifying the problem is the first step to fixing it. And the report does indeed highlight an all too familiar position for women in the world of work where they continue to lag behind men both in top jobs and in access to the pay packets that accompany them.

"Male domination of jobs at Network Rail is clearly shown by the revelation that of their 38,000 employees just 4,800 are women. Changing that culture and turning the country's biggest infrastructure provision sector into a female receptive workforce will remain a challenge that TSSA would be happy to assist Network Rail meet.

"Promoting union membership amongst their workforce is one of the best signals an employer can give that equality, diversity and family friendly agendas matter. Network Rail has done good in owning up to it's faults. I hope they use our TSSA expertise to help them put right their gender pay gap."

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