Finland -Gender pay gap narrowed in industrial sector -December 29, 2011

In the second quarter 2011 the average hourly wage for female workers in the Finnish manufacturing industry was €13.70, against an average €16.14 for males, implying a gender wage gap of 15.1%. In one year the gap has slightly narrowed: in the second quarter of 2010 it was 15.6%, though with 15.0% it was already lower in the fourth quarter of 2006. Across industries, in 2011 the largest gender pay gaps were in the chemical industry (17.4%) and in energy supply (16.5%), the smallest in the paper industry (8.3%), the rubber industry (7.7%), and the paper&board product industry (5.0%). With 14.1%, the gap in the large technology industry was somewhat below average.



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) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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