Denmark - Gender pay gap in municipalities at 18% - December 17, 2009

A recently published report has found that the gender pay gap in local government is at 18% and even higher than in the private sector. The FOA public service union has called on municipal employers to address the problem and to start by ensuring that they provide wage statistics broken down by gender. According to FOA, a third of local authorities fail to comply with the Equal Pay Act and produce no data on the pay of their male and female workers.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/331;

Danish: http://www.foa.dk/Forbund/Presse.aspx?newsid={583834D5 .

 

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