Council agrees on its position on draft law to increase pay transparency
The Council of the EU has agreed on a common position on a draft directive on pay transparency and can now enter into negotiations with the European Parliament in order to agree on a final text.
The policymakers have noted that even though the right to equal pay between women and men is enshrined in the primary and secondary legislation of the EU, the effective implementation of this principle in practice still remains a challenge, with women in the EU earning on average 14% less than men per hour.
The proposed directive aims to empower workers to enforce their right to equal pay for equal work or work of equal value between men and women through a set of binding measures on pay transparency.
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