ACC lays out latest pay gap statistics

Agency is "taking steps to address the pay gaps"

ACC lays out latest pay gap statistics

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

ACC has released its latest Pay Gaps Report and Action Plan, which indicates a mean vertical gender pay gap of 17.8%, roughly unchanged from last year, while the Crown entity’s median vertical gender pay gap increased by 2.5 percentage points to 19.4%.

The report said that ACC’s horizontal gender pay gaps – which are the gaps between men and women working in the same job band – remained low at below 5%. The ACC’s vertical gender pay gap was higher where gender intersects with ethnicity – with Māori, Pasifika and Asian women earning the least on average. 

The report did not find any evidence of pay gaps based on age or disability.

“We’ve already taken steps to address the pay gaps with a focus on lifting what we’re paying employees in lower job bands where we have a higher proportion of women,” said Michael Frampton, ACC deputy chief executive, people and culture.

This included increasing the starting wage from $22.75 to $24 per hour in November, and ACC also adjusted starting salaries for roles in lower job bands.

“ACC is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation that represents the people of Aotearoa New Zealand,” Frampton said. “That includes improving the gender balance across all levels of our organisation.

“Over the past year we’ve made a range of positive changes aimed at becoming the best possible workplace for ACC employees and their whānau. These have included changes to our remuneration approach to minimise bias, particularly for lower job bands, and launching a new flexible and inclusive approach to hybrid working.”

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