Fira one of the first companies in the construction industry to implement a study on pay equality
The construction service company Fira has conducted a study on pay equality. The study was carried out by an external expert body independent of Fira. The purpose was to identify and address any unexplained differences in salaries.
Unexplained salary differences are differences that cannot be explained by factors such as job difficulty, performance level, experience or location. According to the study commissioned by Fira, the salaries of Fira personnel are mainly equal. Based on the study, an equality increase was given to 28 people (9% of Fira’s personnel). Of these people, 15 are women and 13 are men. A total of 310 people work at Fira in the Finnish Capital Region in supervisory tasks at construction sites and in expert tasks at the office.
A total of 310 people work at Fira in the Finnish Capital Region in supervisory tasks at construction sites and in expert tasks at the office.
Studying salary differences is the first step in correcting them
“People first” is one of the cornerstones of Fira’s strategy, and the wellbeing of the personnel and a safe and equal workplace belong to Fira’s main sustainability themes.
Equality means that the same salary is paid for the same work.Mervi Leikas, Director People and Communications, Fira
− Equality means that the same salary is paid for the same work. Studying salary differences is the first step in correcting them. It is important to us that we show through concrete actions that we want to promote equality in the construction and real estate sector. In future, we intend to annually monitor and assess the development of the salaries of our different personnel groups with respect to the difficulty of the work. We also plan to repeat the study on pay equality every two years, says Mervi Leikas, Director, People and Communications, Fira.
Fira is a bold innovator in the construction sector. The world is changing, and we believe that the construction sector must change with it. We aim to provide superior service construction focusing on the customer – and the people who actually use the facilities. To serve this purpose, we develop construction and housing solutions that take the environment into account, delight people and help customers exceed their goals. We are a major builder in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Our net sales were EUR 225 million in 2021. Our service areas include residential construction, commercial construction, modernisation, pipe renovation and residential renovation #buildingmovement