Women lose out in the motor industry with those on the board paid 22% less than men
- The Government’s gender pay gap data has revealed the disparity
- Honda has an all-male board and Toyota has just one female board member
- Women represent fewer than 1 in 5 staff at UK car manufacturers and dealerships
Women in the motor industry are under-represented on boards and paid 22 per cent less than men, according to the Government’s gender pay gap data.
The figures underline the disparity between the sexes in the week that Linda Jackson, global chief executive of Citroen, controversially said she is ‘absolutely opposed’ to quotas, which have been threatened if firms fail to tackle sex discrimination.
She slammed hardline feminists and elements of the #MeToo campaign.
Controversy: Citroen chief Linda Jackson is the first British woman to lead a major manufacturer in the car industry – where men still dominate
Jackson, 59, is the first British woman to lead a major manufacturer in the car industry – where men still dominate.
Honda has an all-male board and Toyota has just one female board member.
Lower down the ladder, women represent fewer than one in five employees at UK car manufacturers and dealerships.
But Jackson said it is ‘vital’ that women are not given ‘special treatment’ or ‘unfair advantages’ in the jobs market.
She said the gender pay campaign has created ‘confusion’ and the figures are ‘skewed’.