Workplace gender inequalities alive and kicking in the Islands

FEMALE workers in the Balearic Islands would have to work for 42 years to receive a pension similar to the one male workers would obtain having worked for 35 years.
This and other worrying facts have been unveiled in the forum ‘Tools to combat the salary gap’ held by trade union UGT, to highlight gender discrimination in the workforce and analyse the causes of employment inequalities.
“Female workers in the Islands earn an average of €3,000 less than men and would have to work 51 more days per year to receive the same salary their male counterparts receive,” said head of the female worker department of UGT, Elisa Garcia.
She explained that the salary gap’s main cause has to do with the discrimination that women suffer in the labour market, as they are usually offered part-time contracts and are forced to take the worst-paid jobs, according to the union.

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