According to the III Plan for Equality of men and women of EiTB, which carries out a study of the salary gap in the workforce -among other issues-, in 2019 there was a salary gap of 3.9%. Women, who represented 56.2% of the workforce, earned a total of 1,851 euros per year less than men. The report, to which elDiario.es/Euskadi has had access, also reveals that in Euskadi Irratia, the gap was 5.8%, with women charging 2,527 euros a year less. The most outstanding figure with respect to the wage gap is recorded on Eitbnet, which is dedicated to the dissemination of online content for the internet, where women represented 53.7% and earned 7,535 euros less than men.
At EiTB, last year, 32 men and 42 women worked. Their average annual salary was 47,201 euros, compared to 45,351 euros for them. In the case of Basque radio, the 142 workers there were, received an annual average of 40,564 euros, compared to the 43,091 that 161 workers received. At Eitbnet, 29 women worked and earned an annual average of € 36,841, while 25 men earned € 44,376. The channel that broadcasts in Basque, ETB, is the one with the lowest salary gap, with 0.3%, with 272 workers earning 45,353 euros, compared to 388 workers, who had an average annual salary of 45,480 euros.
By way of conclusion after studying these numbers, the EiTB Group highlights in the report itself that “all the data is below the average for Euskadi and below the 25%, which the legislation sets to activate actions. An exhaustive analysis was carried out of all salary supplements and we could not extract any as a direct cause of this inequality. It is the sum of reconciliation measures, seniority, etc., since no direct discrimination has been detected and since the results have been improved compared to previous years We suspect that changes in the average age of the workforce will gradually correct the gap “.
In the section on conclusions and issues to improve, the chain also admits that there is a “vertical distinction” in the jobs of men and women, so there is a lesser presence of women in jobs with higher economic pay, such as jobs. of direction. In addition to a “horizontal distinction”, which explains that women perform tasks or have less valued positions than those of men. As a third factor, they attribute conciliation, which falls into the hands of women. “The measures that are most taken to be able to take care of children are reductions in working hours (…) the responsibility of taking care of relatives falls mainly on women,” the report concludes.
The study also includes a survey of the workers themselves, in which they are asked questions such as if they consider that the selection in EiTB is done in a discriminatory way, if they consider the remuneration of the workers is discriminatory, if in their opinion the promotion of the chain is discriminatory or if they consider it necessary to implement an Equality Plan in the chain.
According to the data collected by the Basque public channel, almost a third of the EiTB staff, 29%, consider that the remuneration is done in a discriminatory way. Regarding selection, although 87% of people think that the selection in EiTB is done in a non-discriminatory way, within the group that considers that it is, 76.5% are women. A third of the workers consider that the promotion is done in a discriminatory manner, and 90% of the workforce thinks that it is necessary to implement an Equality Plan. If the latter figure is broken down by gender, 94% of the female workers and 83% of the male workers consider it necessary to set up an Equality Plan.