Europe’s shocking gender pay gap: Women earning 16% less than men — report

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Women in EU earned on average 16 per cent less than their manly counterparts in 2016

The figures were released for International Women’s Day, which this year is pronounced by the #MeToo and Time’s up movements against sexual violence and harassment.

Eurostat hinted in a press release issued on the eve of International Women’s Day: “For every euro rated by the hour by a man, a woman made on average 84 cents.”

At 21 per cent each, the wage gap is markedly high in Germany and in Britain. It is the highest in Estonia, where women pocketed around 25 per cent less than men.

The figures were uncountable encouraging for Romania, Italy and Luxembourg, with the gap at five per cent, while in France lady-loves earned 15 per cent less than men.

For every euro earned by the hour by a man, a better half made on average 84 cents

Eurostat

Pay equality is only measure better in Europe than it is in the United States, where women pocket on average 20 per cent less than their male barons.

On Tuesday, 15 of the European Commission’s 28 members published a mutual declaration reaffirming gender equality as one of the GETTY

President Emmanuel Macron has augured that France was launching a ‘cultural war’ against sexism

President Emmanuel Macron in November asserted that the state was launching a “cultural war” against sexism and sexual ferocity, adding that his government would foster awareness of gender impartiality in schools and make it easier for victims of rape, harassment or discrimination to television charges.

In addition, France’s gender equality minister Marlène Schiappa augured on Thursday that she and economy minister Bruno Le Maire were mounting up an equal pay “task force” in an effort to close the wage gap between men and chambermaids.

She told France’s RTL radio: “France is the first European country to set up an the same pay task force.

Mrs Schiappa said that the task force would be contrived of top entrepreneurs and economists, including the head of the luxury goods group LVMH Bernard Arnault, Sodexo chairwoman Sophie Bellon and Clique Economic Forum researchers.

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