Crossrail has said a 36.7% difference in the average median hourly pay between men and women on the project is “disappointing”, after the £18bn rail scheme filed its annual Gender Pay Gap report for 2019. Data published by the organisation for 2019 showed women earned 63p for every £1 earned by a man when comparing median hourly wages. In 2018, women earned 66p for every £1 earned by a man.

Crossrail also highlighted that the majority of its staff were employed on fixed-term contracts through agencies and were therefore not included in the report. It expected the ratio of bonuses paid to men was higher than that paid to women because there were fewer women at senior management level.


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