Tui has reduced its gender pay gap for retail staff, but women at the group’s airline business still earn on average almost 60% less in hourly pay than men.

Tui is one of a number of companies to submit its latest gender pay gap figures ahead of the government’s April 4 deadline.

Female shop staff earn on average almost 3.8% less than their male counterparts despite 94% of employees being female.

However, this is down from 10% last year and is the best performing area of the business in terms of gender pay.

The group’s median pay gap for its airline staff is 57% – the same as last year.

Out of Tui’s 884 pilots, 94% are male. In comparison, 80% of its cabin crew are female.

The gender pay gap among managers at the company, including executive board members, is 32%, up from 31% last year.

Just over 61% of its managers are female.

Private companies and charities with more than 250 staff were required to reveal their gender pay figures for the first time last year.

Only about 10% of employers have reported their latest figures so far.

A spokeswoma for Tui said: “We strive to be a diverse and inclusive business and gender pay is a broad and complex area. Historic attitudes towards specific roles such as pilots and engineers; as well as the technology and senior management sectors have resulted in a lack of female representation in these areas.

“We remain committed to raising awareness within the retail and airline industry, on all aspects of diversity and inclusion, as well as effecting change in our own business. As just one example, we are pleased that over the past two years we’ve made a 5% improvement in our male to female hiring ratio for pilots and we are committed to continuing to improve this trend.”

More: Virgin Atlantic reported a gender pay gap of 30% against 27.2% last year.

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