22nd November 2017

Euractiv.com: EU proposes two-year plan to close gender pay gap

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.

Read full article and a press release by the European Commission.




Read also and artitcle by The Guardian: EU to push for 40% quota for women on company boards


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