We are proud that all of our colleagues who undertake roles such as conductors, drivers, catering team members etc. all have a collectively bargained rate of pay. This means that our pay rates are exactly the same whether a male or female colleague is undertaking the role.
We recognise that the rail industry remains to be a male dominated environment, and this has a big impact on our Gender Pay Gap. However each year we recruit progressively more females into Greater Anglia and we have set ourselves some stretching targets to achieve by 2025. We are already actively working on changing this norm by introducing a comprehensive programme of work placements, internships and apprenticeships programmes and commit to continue these programmes for the length of our National Rail Contract.
In 2021, we partnered with Inclusive Employers to develop our thinking around Diversity and Inclusion and specifically how to improve gender equality within Greater Anglia, and we launched our ‘Greater Together’ D&I strategy. Since then, the Greater Together programme has grown to include a full suite of KPIs, an annual action plan and Greater Together D&I training for all people managers.
Equality and diversity is a real priority for us and we're committed to ensuring that our gender pay gap reduces over time.