Equal Pay Audit:

The University is carrying out a Gender Equal Pay Audit and UCU was asked for input in their first draft. Our Equality and Diversity and Anti-casualisation officers, Abyd Quinn Aziz and Renata Medeiros, met with Diggory Steele-Perkins, the Head of Policy, Reward and Employee Relations at Cardiff University and proposed that gender representation across grades should be considered alongside average pay per grade, that average salaries should be compared using both medians and means and an indication of variability should be included, and that when a very small number of staff are represented in any particular gender/grade, any conclusions about the gender pay gap should be taken with caution. The results of the audit will be shared with staff after the report is approved by the University Executive Board.