An Post Reports Zero Gender Pay Gap

11th December 2023

An Post has announced that it is the first major employer in Ireland to report a Zero Gender Pay Gap for the third year in a row.

Since 2019, An Post, which employs over 9,000 people, has achieved significant progress in balancing gender representation across the business.

*While An Post has a zero gender pay gap, women are now paid slightly more than men at An Post.

There has been year-on-year growth in female representation within the Senior Management Group, increasing year-on-year by 2% in the last four years to 43%.

In addition, new female employees to the organisation and women being promoted internally have both seen a 7% increase in 2023.

Speaking on the Gender Pay Gap Report 2023, David McRedmond, CEO, An Post said

“ I am very proud of our collective efforts in maintaining a zero gap for a third year, and for our overall progress on the wider Diversity and Inclusion agenda.

The work that has gone into achieving this milestone but more importantly, the work that goes into maintaining and improving on it year on year should absolutely be commended. Thank you to all An Post colleagues for their support. Our purpose is at the core of everything we do and we want to ensure that we are implementing sustainable plans which will support the wellbeing of our staff now and for generations to come.  

Eleanor Nash, Chief People Officer, An Post added “We had a very clear ambition coming into 2023 and we have made some pretty significant progress of which we are very proud.  We want our people to feel supported and know that we care; in a practical, meaningful way during their time with us.

We’ve worked hard to understand what our people need. They want to be part of a workplace where they feel accepted, supported, and valued. A place where they feel they belong.

We will continue to seek feedback and welcome ideas from our people – this is a journey; it is constantly evolving.”

In line with previous years, on An Post’s frontline postal collection and delivery operation, female postal operatives grew by 8 per cent between 2022 and 2023, increasing from 13% to 14% of all postal operatives.

In 2022, An Post outlined its ambition and commitment to addressing the gender representation gap within the frontline area of the business with a view to improving the representation of women and strengthening the company’s wider Diversion and Inclusion strategy.

In this year’s Gender Pay Report, An Post outlines some of the actions developed and implemented across four key pillars: Access to Opportunities; Inclusive Working Environment; Promoting Health & Wellbeing, and Developing People.

A full copy of An Post’s Gender Pay Gap Report 2023 can be downloaded here

Pictured (L-R): Dorcas Olagbemiro, Procurement Officer, Pauline Barry, Retail Clerk; and Alanna Lawlor, Postal Operative, An Post. (Image Maxwells).