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Women are still paid less than men

For the third day, women were not paid for their work. And so it will be until the end of the year.

In truth this is not quite the case. Women will also be paid in November and December.

But because they are paid less than men on average for the same work, we can indicating the difference in pay with data showing from which day they work symbolically for free.

This day is also called European Equal Pay Day. This year is November 4th.

The European Commission said the wage gap in the European Union was 16%. Since last year, when it stood at 16.2 percent, it is slightly smaller.

In terms of days, it could be said that women will receive one day of pay more for their work this year. Last year was European Equal Pay Day on November 3rd.

In Slovenia, the wage gap is half lower than the European Union average of eight percent. This is good, as Slovenia is ranked 6th in the European Union.

But experts point out that the pay gap is widening the fastest in our country.

In addition, women are still more likely to work in lower-paying careers, be less frequently promoted and under-represented in management positions.

According to nine in ten Europeans, it is unacceptable that women are paid less than men for equal work.


The original version of this article was published on November 5th.

English translation courtesy of JL FlannerTotal Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.


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