Portugal - CGTP: raising minimum wage reduces gender inequality - March 31, 2019

According to the countries’ largest trade union federation CGTP proposes to raise the minimum wage to 650 euro a month. According to the union raising minimum wages has a stronger impact in the battle to reduce gender equality than guaranteeing a higher percentage of female board directors. Because 27% of women were on the minimum national wage compared to 17% of men, according to CGTP figures inequality between men and women have been decreased by 1.6% if minimum salaries were raised to 650 euro a month.

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