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BAME staff at ITN paid 20.8% less than colleagues, pay gap report reveals

ITN's BAME pay gap report

ITN has published its BAME pay gap, revealing a median salary difference of 20.8% and a bonus gap of 50%.

The broadcaster has said it is committed to halving the pay gap in the next five years and will interview at least one BAME candidate for each new role. It is also pledging to have BAME employees make up 20% of the top 20 earners at the company and will seek to increase wider minority representation to 20%.

John Hardie, chief executive of ITN, said: “As one of the first media organisations to publish its BAME pay gap, ITN is committed to being a diverse and inclusive place to work. We have made positive progress in terms of BAME representation in recent years but we have more to do to get where we want to be.

“To close this pay gap, we must work harder to increase the proportion of BAME people at every level of ITN, particularly in the senior decision-making management roles. We have set challenging targets, including halving the BAME pay gap by 2022, alongside an action plan to improve representation and remove barriers to progression.

“I am confident that these initiatives will significantly improve the overall diversity of ITN and the pay gap itself, creating a culture where everyone can flourish.”

It comes after the company earlier this year revealed a 19.6% gender pay gap, with men paid 77% more in bonuses in March.

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