The Vision local government union is calling for action on structural pay inequalities and wants to see women have the right to full-time and permanent employment contracts as part of a campaign to reduce the gender pay gap. The union supports the 16.02 campaign which says that with a 12% pay gap women effectively work for free every day from 16.02 to 17.00. The pay gap has narrowed slightly in recent years but on current progress it will take until 2050 to achieve equal pay.
Union highlights gender pay gap
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(October 2016) The Eurofound research agency has published a new report examining the extent of the gender employment gap across Europe and indicating that on current progress it will take more than 30 years to bring women's employment rates up to those of men. The report also highlights some of the main measures that are required to increase women's employment, including increased affordable childcare provision, improved maternity, paternity and parental leave and more working time flexibility.
A new report from the health federation of the CCOO confederation covering the period 2012-2016 confirms the union's concerns over a widening gender pay and employment gap in the health sector. The report finds that women tend to have more precarious contracts with many on temporary contracts while they make up the vast majority of part-time workers and both of these contribute to the persistent gender pay gap. The union wants to see equality plans produced in any health institutions that don't yet have them and existing plans updated. Along with the CCOO, the UGT trade union has called on the