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Departmental Pay

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will make it her policy to ensure that those temporary and permanent employees at the same grade in the Government’s Equalities Office who are paid at an hourly rate are paid at the same rate. (244382)

The Government Equalities Office has already adopted this policy and employs some temporary staff on fixed term contracts (typically between three and six months) at the same rate of pay as permanent employees in the same grade.

Other temporary staff are employed from agencies for shorter periods. In these cases the GEO negotiates a rate for the job dependent upon the knowledge and experience available.