Sweden - Co-ordinated action helps reducing gender pay gap - October 23, 2009

The latest wage report from the LO confederation concludes that a co-ordination of policies by its affiliates has delivered higher pay increases for women workers and a closing of the gender pay gap. However, on average among blue-collar workers men still earn SEK 2,900 (Euro 285) per month more than women. The report also notes that the average pay of blue-collar workers has increased at a much lower rate than that of white-collar workers over the last 10 years, which means that the gap between the two has risen from 36% to 44%.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/327; http://www.lo.se/home/lo/home.nsf/unidView/405482775AE41F4DC125764D0062FFD9


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