Denmark - Government claims there is no equal pay problem - July 5, 2010

The FOA public services union has criticised the labour and equality ministers for claiming that equal pay legislation does not need to be changed as men and women carrying out the same job and with the same training get the same pay. FOA points out that this narrow view of equal pay was left behind in the 1980s and the government-appointed wages commission reporting earlier in 2010 has confirmed that on average men are paid 18% more than women. The union believes legislation needs to be revised as it is not clear enough on the question of equal value.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/372;

Danish: http://www.foa.dk/Forbund/Presse?newsid …

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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