Mining Industry Gender Pay Gap Doubles in Downturn Year

Published: 13/12/2013

13 January 2010

The latest data on gender pay equity in the minerals sector suggests that, despite an overall willingness by companies to change work practices to hold on to staff, females were particularly likely to be undervalued during difficult economic times.

The results of the 2009 AusIMM Remuneration and Employment Survey – the most comprehensive analysis of remuneration trends, work practices and attitudes of professionals in the minerals sector – show a marked increase in the gender pay gap from previous years.

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