Aus­tralia Post re­ports record gen­der pay par­ity

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Ded­i­cated pro­grams ad­dress­ing pay eq­uity have re­sulted in Aus­tralia Post re­port­ing a zero per cent gen­der pay gap this year.

It is the sec­ond time the com­pany has con­ducted an an­nual pay anal­y­sis be­tween male and fe­male em­ploy­ees, with re­sults im­prov­ing from 1.4 per cent dif­fer­ence re­ported last year.

The re­sult means Aus­tralia Post has bro­ken the na­tional av­er­age of 16 per cent gen­der pay gap.

Women ac­count for 37.5 per cent of all man­age­ment staff in­clud­ing, the CEO, CFO, deputy chair and com­pany sec­re­tary.

Act­ing MD and Group CEO Chris­tine Cor­bett at­tributes the record gen­der pay par­ity to tar­geted pro­grams and the com­pany’s ef­forts to nur­ture tal­ent.

“Aus­tralia Post is one of the largest em­ploy­ers in the coun­try, so we are ex­tremely pleased to re­port that we have reached an av­er­age zero per cent pay gap – which un­der­lines our po­si­tion as a leader when it comes to di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion,” Cor­bett says.

“Over the last seven and a half years we have fo­cused on im­prov­ing the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women across all lev­els of lead­er­ship and ad­dress­ing un­con­scious bias.

“This cul­mi­nated in Oc­to­ber 2015 when we launched our land­mark Gen­der Ac­tion Plan to fo­cus and fast-track pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment.

“Since then, we have seen a con­certed ef­fort across the board to recog­nise and cham­pion our fe­male work­ers.

“In the last 12 months, over 400 women have par­tic­i­pated in our ca­reer de­vel­op­ment pro­grams, which have been in­stru­men­tal in iden­ti­fy­ing and nur­tur­ing tal­ent.” Analysing the pay and roles of over 34,000 staff, Aus­tralia Post re­ported that from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2017, women ac­counted for: • 44.4% of all board mem­bers, up from 33.3% • 37.5% of all man­age­ment staff, up from 36.4% • 17.7% of all de­liv­ery man­agers, up from 14.4% • 53.6% of all postal man­agers, up from 51% • 37.7% of ex­ec­u­tives, up from 35.4%.

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