Switzerland - Revision of the Gender Equality Act passes final vote - December 31, 2018

Parliament passed the revision of the Gender Equality Act. The revision of the law finally regulates binding measures against ongoing wage discrimination. On average women earn 7% less than their male colleagues. According to union SGB says that this act is step in the good direction but believes that the improvements are not going far enough. The original proposal was weakened by political parties that did not want to make employers fully accountable for wage discrimination. Union SGB announced a nationwide women strike for 14 June 2019.

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