GLA Black, Asian and minority ethnic pay gap

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1234
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Thank you for publishing for the first ever comprehensive data on the pay gap affecting Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees for all organisations in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group. What steps have you taken so far to address the pay gap?

Answer

Answer for GLA Black, Asian and minority ethnic pay gap

Answer for GLA Black, Asian and minority ethnic pay gap

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA is taking a range of actions to address the pay gap including; analysing equality data, anonymous applications, expanding shortlists, operating more gender and ethnically balanced interview panels and delivering unconscious bias learning to staff.

I have asked all GLA Group organisations to publish action plans setting out how they will work to close the ethnicity pay gap.

My Chief of Staff met with lead officers across the GLA Group in April to share information of pay gap analysis and reporting which will inform the development of plans across the Group.

My officers are currently preparing to consult on a draft plan - as they did in response to my second gender pay gap analysis. I published those gender action plans in March.

We will consult GLA staff widely including Unison and the new BAME Network - which I'm very proud to see launched in April.