women continue to earn on average 13% less than men

2023-11-14 23:54:12

Women continue to earn on average 13% less than men in the European Union, the European Commission lamented on Tuesday.

“This means that for every euro earned by a man, a woman only earns 0.87 euros,” underlines the Commission in a press release.

In other words, to achieve the same annual income as a man, a woman in Europe needs to work more days. And Wednesday November 15 is the symbolic day which this year marks the moment in the calendar when this “additional” work begins for European women to catch up with men’s income, explains the Commission.

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This symbolic day “is useful for us to remind us of the need to continue our efforts to put an end to this difference in salaries” between men and women, underlined Tuesday the European Commissioner for Values, Vera Jourova, and the one in charge of Equality. , Helena Dalli. The percentage measuring this difference is approximately the same this year as that of 2022 and 2021, they lamented.

The Twenty-Seven have committed to a directive adopted in 2023 to reduce this difference, but several European countries have not yet incorporated this text into their legislation.

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