Bulgaria -Labour minister to draft gender equality law -April 08, 2015

Reports that female employment levels are decreasing and that women’s wages feel 20% below men’s in 2013.

Faced with the weakening position of women in the labour market, the minister of labour and social policy announced he would be drafting a law on gender equality. The national statistical institute (NSI) reports that female employment levels are decreasing and that women’s wages feel 20% below men’s in 2013. Furthermore, the labour market is segregated with men predominantly employed in the processing industry and construction, while trade, education, human medicine and social work were the main spheres of work for women. The minister said a broad consultation will be started during the drafting process of the law.

English: http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=167774

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