Sadiq Khan came under fire today as a widening gender pay gap was revealed at Transport for London, with male employees typically earning a fifth more than women.
The Greater London Authority annual pay audit revealed full-time female staff at TfL are paid on average £22.08 an hour, compared with male colleagues on £28.14, a difference of 21.5 per cent.
The gulf has grown by almost two percentage points over the last 12 months despite the introduction of measures including anonymous job applications and fast-track career development schemes.
It is higher than the national average of 18.1 per cent and the London average of 16.2 per cent.
Mr Khan, a “proud feminist” who launched the annual gender pay gap reports in 2016 a bid to get more women in senior roles, admitted the findings did not make “comfortable reading”.