Gender pay gap widens in federal government

Switzerland
The VPÖD public service union has expressed concern about the latest statistics that show a widening of the gender pay gap among lower pay federal government workers. While there is some evidence of the pay gap narrowing among higher pay workers, the gap at lower levels rose from 6.7% in 2006 to 9.3% in 2008. Figures for local and cantonal (regional) government are not yet available but there past evidence has revealed a wider pay gap than at federal level. [Read more at > VPÖD (DE)->http://www.vpod.ch/aktuell/nachrichten/ansicht/article/lohnschere-oeffnet-sich-im-unteren-bereich.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=34&cHash=2382c65f91]