The European Commission proposed a two-year plan on Monday (20 November) aimed at closing the gender pay gap after finding little improvement over the past five years, Euractiv.com writes.
“We do not see big progress over the last 10 years,” Věra Jourová, the Commission’s gender equality chief, told a news conference. “We are not reducing significantly this gap in spite of many efforts.”
The Commission reported women in the EU earn 16.3% less per hour on average than their male counterparts, and this figure had not decreased in the past five years.
Progress is on the way. @EU_commission has now 36%— Věra Jourová (@VeraJourova) November 22, 2017
women in managing positions up from 30% at the beginning of the mandate and
with the aim of reaching 40% at the end. https://t.co/xffs8GlX6O #EU4Diversity pic.twitter.com/wKCfADkMNH
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