The First Minister for Walesâ€™ intention to lead a feminist government is undermined by figures which make clear that the Welsh Governmentâ€™s gender pay gap has recently increased.
In Spring 2018, the Welsh Governmentâ€™s own Annual Employer Equality Report found that the pay gap between men and women working in the Welsh Government had actually increased in 2016/17 on the previous year.
Men actually earned more than women â€“ on average â€“ in every single pay grade from team support to Senior Civil Service.*
Meanwhile, the average basic full-time equivalent salary for men being Â£40,261, and Â£37,009 for women.
Men also outnumbered women in the three highest pay grades (Senior Civil Service, and Executive Bands One and Two).
Welsh Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders AM, who sits on the Assembly Equalities Committee, said:
â€œAn increasing gap between male and female earnings in the Welsh Government shows a distinct lack of progress in Carwyn Jonesâ€™ attempts to create an more equal workplace.
â€œThe Welsh Labour Government love to call themselves progressive and modern, but this simply highlights that they do not practice what they preach.
â€œIt does not seem like a leap to say that the Welsh Government is far from being a feminist government â€“ they are failing women.â€�