Sweden - Union report reveals large gender pay gap - March 22, 2011

The SKTF white-collar local government union has produced a new report demonstrating how workers doing the same job are on very different salaries, depending on whether they work in a sector dominated by women or men. Taking the example of an economist, the union shows that on average the monthly salary for this occupation is SEK 29,500 (€ 3,310) in the municipal sector (dominated by women) but SEK 41,000 (€ 4,600) in the private sector (dominated by men). The union argues that on a life-time basis massive differences result between female and male earnings. SKTF is calling for a major initiative, involving employers, trade unions and the government, to address the problem.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/411

Swedish: https://www.sktf.se/Templates/Page____40592.aspx

 

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 at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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