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Women in construction earn less but work less says new report

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WOMEN working in construction are paid less than men but work shorter hours, say key performance indicators for the construction industry, published last week by the government's Rethinking Construction taskforce.

KPI graphs show that even the highest paid women in construction earn less than their male equivalents. The figures are based on the latest government earnings statistics.

But the figures also show that, on average, women work 38 hours a week, compared with the 45 hours per week on average worked by their male construction colleagues.

However, women are thought to work fewer hours because most work in administrative and support staff jobs. The KPIs show that women in these jobs work shorter hours than manual and professionally qualified staff.

The latest KPIs cover the Respect for People objectives set out in the government backed Rethinking Construction report produced by former BAA chairman Sir John Egan.

They form benchmarks for construction employers to compare their performance on equal opportunities and working conditions with those of other construction firms.

The KPIs also show that construction employs less people from ethnic minorities than other industries. They show that only 2.5% of the construction workforce is non-white. This compares with 5% of the entire UK workforce.

INFOPLUS For more on key performance indicators for construction go to www. rethinkingconstruction. org

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