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Gender Pay Gap a stubborn obstacle to equality - Gildernew

Published: 31 October, 2017

Michelle Gildernew MP has today called for action to end the Gender Pay Gap.

The Fermanagh South Tyrone MP was speaking following the release of European Commission figures highlighting a rise in the wage discrepancy between men and woman across many European economies.

"The Gender Pay Gap is a critical indicator of gender inequality which is still rife across our society," she said.

"The EU wide gap of 16% is unacceptable, and equates to women effectively working two months in a year for free, relative to male counterparts.

"This is a frontline equality issue, and one of many financial barriers faced by women in the world of work."