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MFB reignites fight for equality with an overall pay gap of only 2.69%

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08 Mar 2019
MFB is ramping up its efforts toward the fight for gender equality.

To mark International Women’s Day, the organisation has today released the results of MFB’s first annual gender pay gap review, reaffirming its commitment to a more equitable workplace.

Data from MFB’s inaugural analysis shows that the organisation’s gender pay gap is well below the national average of 14.6%, and the Victorian Public Sector gap of 12%.

Chief Officer Dan Stephens said he was proud of the contribution that women and men make to MFB and the community, and believes they deserve to be equally compensated for their efforts.

“I strongly believe that everyone deserves to be paid fairly and equally for their work, and am pleased to announce MFB’s overall gender pay gap is 2.69%,” Chief Officer Dan Stephens said.

“This is an outstanding result that reiterates our active commitment to equality, but there is still work to be done to improve MFB’s performance at some levels.

“While these results are significantly better than the national average, we strongly believe that there shouldn’t be any discrepancy and we are working hard toward the goal of zero gender pay gap.

“Releasing the gender pay gap report every year will help MFB identify causes of pay imbalance, and implement actions that will bring us closer to our goal of ensuring all of our women and men are equally compensated for the exemplary work they do.

“This report and our results are testament to the positive culture and employment conditions MFB offers.

“I have been a firefighter for almost three decades and it goes without saying that women and men deserve to be equally compensated for their efforts, and we are committed to ensuring that is the case across all levels and ranks,” Dan Stephens said.

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