SA Water achieves pay equity

SA WATER has achieved the business critical step of pay equity, registering a zero percent gender pay gap this year after successfully implementing its diversity and inclusion strategy.

Australia’s gender pay gap currently sits at 15.3pc, while SA Water’s zero percent gap is more remarkable given the water industry is male-dominated and often considered non-traditional for female workers.

SA Water chief executive Roch Cheroux said gender equity was an important social justice issue.

“The gender pay gap hurts us all – men, women and their families who depend on them – and its socio-economic impacts are long-term and significant,” he said.

“I’m so proud

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