This Skift article considers the figures from the recent review which saw all UK companies with 250 or more employees forced by law to disclose the gender pay gap within their firm, and in particular considers 21 hospitality businesses.

While none paid men and women at the same median hourly rate, it reports that Ryanair have the biggest gap, paying women around 72% less than men in its UK operation, but the article does admit that airlines disclose particularly extreme differences because 97% of pilots are men, while the majority of flight attendants are women.

In contrast, 93% of TUI’s travel agency store staff are female, however their hourly pay is still 3% lower than their male counterparts. Only two of the 21 had more women than men in their highest paid quartile, which were Thomas Cook and TUI’s retail operations.

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