Gender Pay Gap is an issue which almost every country suffers from, however, not much is said or done about it, which itself is an appalling problem. It’s not just corporate jobs or courtrooms, one can see the gap in each and every sector of the society. People are talking about it and the strongest and loudest voice comes from the US, where everyone knows that a man’s dollar is a woman’s 80 cent. However, in India, we are still refraining ourselves from even talking and acknowledging it.
Men in IT services earn up to Rs 360.9 per hour, however, women working at the same position get paid Rs 239.6 per hour. As per reports, a total of almost 27 per cent is seen in gender pay gap. We don’t fight and talk about it, and the main reason behind this can be stuffed on the overall issue of jobs in the country. We have limited jobs for too many people, which is why some are ready to settle for a less pay just for bagging the job.
The latest news of development in regimes for the Gender Pay Gap issue in Germany is refreshing and hopeful for many. The country is trying to bring equal pay for equal work, they have passed a new law on 11th January which would change the face of paying for work, for forever.
According to the law, companies with 200 or more employees would be entitled to inform their employees about the criteria that they’re paid on, and companies with 500 or more employees would have to report regularly on equal pay efforts.
This new law would bring more work and wage transparency among the employees and the companies and the best part is, employees will be able to take legal actions against companies that don’t work on the set and fair pattern.
We can only wish that more countries start acknowledging the issue that Gender Pay Gap is, and start working on resolving it.
13 Jan 2017