Figures released this month show that Bristol City Council and it’s publicly-owned companies, like Bristol Waste, rank among the best in Bristol for equal pay.

With Bristol Labour’s councillors close to the 50:50 mark, women councillors making up two-thirds of our cabinet, and work underway to audit the council, it’s encouraging that the council’s gender pay gap is closing. It’s now less than a third of the public sector’s gap, with women workers now earning over 96p for every £1 earned by men.

There is still more to do to ensure equality, and on International Women’s Day, Labour restated the council’s clear determination to build on work to end domestic violence. We have already met our commitment to prioritise victims of domestic violence for housing and are working with partner organisations like Bristol Women’s Voice, the police, and local charities to do more.

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