Czech Republic - Gender gap leads to campaign - May 31, 2017

According to a report published by Social Watch, women are twice as likely to be poor as Czech men. Single mothers are among those most likely to be living in poverty, along with female migrants and women over the age of 65. Women are solely responsible for 87% of the estimated 180,000 single-parent families. On top of that, single mothers are more likely to be in low-paid work, and twice as likely to be unemployed than the national average. In addition, a study by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) showed that wages were on average 8.3% lower than in Germany in 1993; by 2015 that disparity stood at 30.9% lower, despite increasing levels of productivity. The trade union confederation Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions (CMKOS) and affiliated trade unions have been leading an intensive campaign against cheap labour, which includes efforts to reduce and eliminate the gender pay gap.

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