ETUC highlights cost of pay transparency directive delay


Research by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) shows that delays in implementing the EU’s newly passed pay transparency directive would cost women workers an average of €17,000 in lost wages. The final text of the directive was adopted by the European Parliament on 30 March. The directive includes a ban on pay secrecy clauses and the right for women workers and their unions to request transparent information on pay. The ETUC is calling on national governments to put the directive into action straight away rather than wait to the final deadline of 2026 to to transpose the directive into national law. The ETUI calculates that every year without action would cost women an average of €4,256 in lost wages and that women would lose between €1,872 and €36,334 if governments wait until 2026 to transpose the directive.

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