The wage gap between men and women in Europe is still evident, with men earning 13% more than women across all job functions. However, in the public sector, the gap is only 1%, while it rises to 8% in the private sector. In Belgium, the largest wage gap is observed in waste management, sanitation, and water distribution as well as in information and communication professions, with a salary difference of 11%. Various initiatives aim to reduce the wage gap between genders, including a platform that will enable people to compare their salaries with their colleagues.
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It is clear that the fight for gender pay equality is far from over, with men still earning overall more than women in many fields. It is important for individuals and companies to continue to push for fair compensation regardless of gender. Let’s hope that with continued efforts, we get closer to achieving true equality in the workplace.