Construction giant John Holland has unveiled plans to address its internal gender pay equality, having found that on average the firm pays men 15% more than women.
“The construction industry hasn’t typically led the way when it comes to providing a level playing field for women, but that’s something I am determined to change,” said Joe Barr, CEO of John Holland.
“I want John Holland to be a great place to work where everyone is treated fairly and has the same opportunities to be their best. I also want that for our whole industry and John Holland needs to play its part.”
In line with this, Barr has been named as a Pay Equity Ambassador by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in Australia, whilst John Holland has immediately addressed the pay inequities, in addition to holding a series of gender forums in the aim of solving any further issues.
Further, in addition to correcting issues with gender inequality, Barr is also hoping to imbed a culture of wellbeing and flexibility into the company’s day-to-day operations.
“We already offer lots of benefits to our people to promote flexible working and I want to lead the way to make this a reality on John Holland work sites.”