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The Telegraph has introduced an Equal Parental Pay policy which mean both new mothers and fathers will be entitled to six months off on full pay.
Gnosoulla Tsioupra-Lewis, Chief People Officer at The Telegraph, said: “This is a hugely important – market leading – step. The Telegraph is an inclusive employer who supports working families. This new policy offers both parents the choice to take equal responsibility for caring for their child – without hindering their career here.”
Nick Hugh, CEO, The Telegraph said: “I am truly proud that we will be offering all our staff equal parental pay. This is a significant policy and reflects our ongoing commitment to have a zero gender pay gap by 2025.”
The policy starts on 1st January 2019 for babies due after 1st January 2019.
Women working at Telegraph Media Group get paid 35% less than men on average, the biggest gender pay gap of any UK newspaper publisher or broadcaster to have reported official figures to date. According to its first gender pay audit figures, women make up just 26.9% of the top quartile of earners at the TMG and 61.6% of those in the bottom quartile. Men received bonuses of almost twice those paid to women on average.