Xenophon wants SA pay gap closed

AAP

Nick Xenophon has called on the major political parties to commit to closing the gender pay gap in the South Australian public service.

The SA-BEST leader says the gap is currently about 15 per cent, with a 2016 state government report finding men were paid up to $43,000 a year more than women.

"We need to close this gap as a priority and ensure that South Australian female public servants, and indeed all female employees, are not undervalued and underpaid," Mr Xenophon said on Thursday.