Malta -Most women feel discriminated against -January 16, 2012

Acoording to a recent study, commissioned by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality, seven out of 10 working women claim that their employer does not have an equal opportunity policy at work to avoid discrimination and harassment. A majority of women interviewed said to feel discriminated at work. Results also showed that 63% of working women felt economically independent due to their job. The report focuses in particular on vulnerable workers (women and men), working in tourism, cleaning and language schools. Almost 70% of the 600 vulnerable workers interviewed were paid on an hourly rate, 15% were paid below the minimum wage, 19% were not paid government bonuses, and 40% were not allowed break time.

English: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120116/local/most-women-feel ...

 

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 or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012.


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