On the day of pay-off, I would like to point out in the EU that women are still earning on average less than men. Photo: Pixabay
There are significant differences in wage differentials between different EU countries. Photo: Reuters
Women earn on average 16.2 percent less
November 3, 2018, at 17:43
Brussels – MMC RTV SLO, STA
Women in the EU, because of the gender pay gap, from today until the end of the year do not have a symbolic pay for their job compared to men. On the day of inequality, I would like to point out in the EU that women are still looking for less than men, on average 16.2 percent less.
"Women and men are equal, this is a fundamental value of the EU," the First Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) in a joint statement before the day of pay inequality, Frans Timmermans and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and Labor and Justice Mobility, Marianne Thyssen and Vera Jourova.
"But women are still free for two months a year compared to men, this is no longer acceptable." They warned.
MEPs and Member States were asked to support proposals proposed by the European Commission on the pay gap between men and women, such as improving the rights of employed parents.
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The Commission also stated that one third of Europeans and Europeans could not take advantage of family leave in the last year, only four out of ten or intend to have parental leave.
There are significant differences in wage differentials between different EU countries. In Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania and Slovenia, this gap is less than eight percent, while in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia and the UK more than 20 percent.
The gender pay gap is contributed by a combination of factors: women often work part-time, do not work in companies, work in worse employment, or often have family care.
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