Availability of data
|Trade union: HWUA||Sector: Health and social services|
A gender analysis of the situation in all spheres of public and socio-economic life is being conducted with active involvement on the part of the public sector. In order to keep the public informed on the gender situation in the Republic, since 2004 the National Statistics Service of Armenia has annually published a brochure entitled “Women and Men in Armenia”, which contains gender-disaggregated data, including with regard to the situation on the labour market, the domain of employment and pay in all sectors.
|Trade union: VIDA||Sector: Private health|
Data is available.
|Trade union: TUHSSC||Sector: Health and social services|
Aggregate data on women’s and men’s pay in each sector of the economy are tracked by the Czech Statistical Office (the “CZSO”). Data on the average pay of men and women in the health service and social care sector, broken down by employee category or profession, are not available. Only aggregate data on women’s and men’s pay are monitored on a national scale. National statistics on the average earnings of women and men in each category or occupation are not collated.
|Trade union: HK Stat||Sector: National administration|
We largely have access to the employer’s (the state) information on pay data. A major study of wages in Denmark (The Wages Commission) has just been completed - which we will refer to in general, since it is assumed that the main results are well known. In HK/Stat’s area, we have conducted a survey among members and union representatives, on issues including our contracted wages system (are members satisfied with the way the wages system is viewed as a whole – does it work as a fair and transparent wages system?) and on whether the new wages system has led to increased differences in pay between men/women - and in specific fields of work. The survey was conducted in autumn 2009.
|Trade union: FOA||Sector: Municipal|
In Denmark the Wages Commission has been working on the standard of wages in the public domain, with particular focus on pay gaps between men and women. The Wages Commission was set up by the Danish government in the autumn of 2008, based on experiences gained from the collective bargaining negotiations in 2008 in the public domain. The terms of reference for the Wages Commission include a range of subjects about pay and wage formation, equal pay and the segregated work place, flexibility and frameworks for management and work organisation in the public sector.
|Trade union: ROTAL||Sector: National administration, Municipal|
The Statistics office will not give publish data on the differences between women’s and men’s salaries in State and Municipal Sector.
|Trade union: FIPSU||Sector: Public sector|
In Finland, pay is monitored on various levels in terms of structure, level and development. All of these statistics are based on individual-level basic data.
The Finnish national statistics institute provides public statistics on salaries in different sectors Statistics Finland
Many agreement parties, such as government bargaining agents, the Ministry of Finance, municipal bargaining agents and the Commission for Local Authority Employers, have established cooperation on statistics, on the basis of which statistical pay data on personnel, categorised, for example, by job title, gender and wage elements, is made available to the organisations. In addition, the Ministry of Finance produces statistical summaries of pay data and other statistics as needed by the organisations. In the municipal sector, matters are also handled in joint statistics groups between the bargaining agents and the Commission for Local Authority Employers. In the private sector, the organisations have access to statistical pay data by agreement sector through the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).
It is often agreed within collective agreements that various statistics, categorised, for example, according to job title, the complexity of the job, or according to gender, must be produced for the use of the agreement parties. As an agreement party, the organisation is entitled to detailed pay information concerning their members.
|Trade union: CGT Santé||Sector: Health and social services|
We don’t have much data on the private sector, because employers refuse to provide them. Statistics for the public sector are published in an annual report from the minister for the public sector.
|Trade union: FNEM-FO||Sector: Energy|
Data is available for all levels – the sector and the various companies in the sector – available in the joint meetings with employers.
|Trade union: Ver.di||Sector: Public sector|
There is very little disaggregation of the data. Moreover, the Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt) – from whom we are able to obtain a small amount of data – uses data collection methods that differ from those of the EU statistics authority and that yield a figure for Germany that is lower than the publicized figure of 23%.
|Trade union: Sanatatea||Sector: Health|
The Sănătatea Trade Union has ample information about pay at all healthcare, pharmaceutical and educational institutions within the health sector.
|Trade union: Abvakabo||Sector: Public sector|
Every two years the pay gap is researched and a report on equal pay is published by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
|Trade union: NU 91||Sector: Health|
Information is available from National Statistics
|Trade union: Fagforbundet||Sector: Municipal|
In the large employment agreement areas, especially in the municipal sector, there are well-prepared statistics which show wages and salary information in general, by level, broken down into gender, professional and educational groups. In most areas there are statistics on the agreements which show the most important salary information.
|Trade union: NSF – nurses||Sector: Health/Municipal|
Broadly speaking we have the necessary data on national level, but work place level may be more difficult, particularly in the hospital sector (not so much in the municipalities). Employers are reluctant to provide such information, and turn down pleas by referring to data protection acts.
|Trade union: Kommunal||Sector: Municipal blue collar|
The union has access to wage statistics from the majority of employers’ organizations. Kommunal has for many years been working to expand the number of wage statistics agreements with central actors. Among others things, Kommunal has a standing statistics agreement with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions which includes about 80 percent of the union’s members.
We have access to information concerning base salary, hours worked, supplements and a variety of additional variables for each member, including civic registration number that allows us to cross-check with our internal membership register.
The purpose of the common shared wage statistics is that the Union becomes aware of rates of pay, wages, wage structure, employment, etc. on the same basis as the employers’ organization. In central negotiations it is a great advantage to have a common understanding with the employer on average wages, etc. early on in the process. With the common shared base - as reported at the individual level - it is possible to perform various calculations of the costs of different pay and conditions changes centrally. This can include analyses of various disbursements by groups, increased minimum wages, etc. This increases the security for members in obtaining new contracts based on the correct calculations.
Another important function is that the statistics allow greater possibilities for central and local analyses of salary and wage developments, e.g. for women and men or for female or male dominated professions. We can receive answers to the question of whether we get what we want in the local negotiations, and make assessments of efforts for equalizing wages between male and female dominated occupations.
Generally, private employers’ organizations are more reluctant to share their wage statistics. Nevertheless, we have succeeded in agreeing with several employers’ organizations concerning a statistical arrangement. The union has been working intensely to increase the number of wage statistics agreements with the key actors.
|Trade union: FBU||Sector: Fire Service|
Pay auditing is not freely available in the fire service in regards to gender breakdown, pay and grades.
|Trade union: PCS||Sector: National administration|
In the UK Civil Service there is limited national pay data as a result of devolved bargaining and over 230 different pay systems. Since 2003 when there were Equal Pay Reviews conducted across UK Government Departments, there has been little work done to analyse equality data despite equality legislation requiring this work to be done.
|Trade union: RCN||Sector: Health|
In the UK data relating to male and female earnings is gathered by the Office for National Statistics