Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

FOCUS SHORT

Earnings gap for women is 20.7 pct

SLOVAK women must work three months longer in a year to make the same pay as men. Oľga Pietruchová of the gender equality office of the Labour Ministry told the TASR newswire that the average difference in the hourly pay of men and women in Slovakia is 20.7 percent as compared to 16.4 percent for all of Europe.

SLOVAK women must work three months longer in a year to make the same pay as men. Oľga Pietruchová of the gender equality office of the Labour Ministry told the TASR newswire that the average difference in the hourly pay of men and women in Slovakia is 20.7 percent as compared to 16.4 percent for all of Europe.

Slovakia marks Pay Equality Day on March 30 while the EU does so on March 5.

“Because of this wage differential Slovak women are at a higher risk of poverty than men,” said the European Commission's representative in Slovakia, Dušan Chrenek, adding that it is also not unusual for women more qualified than men to earn lower salaries throughout much of Europe.

Among EU countries, the lowest salary gender gaps are found in Slovenia and Malta. At the other end of the spectrum, the difference in salaries between the genders in the Czech Republic and Austria are even greater than in Slovakia.

Unequal salaries are most frequent in professions in which a university education is required and in high-level managerial positions.

“The gap is smallest in low-paying jobs,” said Pietruchová.

Topic: Career and HR


Top stories

When sheep and goats become gardeners Photo

Living four-legged mowers help take care of precious orchids and butterflies.

Restored pasture in Devínska Kobyla

Bratislava city days to open the 2018 tourist season this weekend

It's a tradition in the second half of April for the Slovak capital to offer a host of events and free admission to several venues.

Bratislava City Days 2017

On killing a crab

If you eat animal flesh, you should not be squeamish about slaughtering your dinner.

The Good Market returns to Jakubovo Square Photo

Visitors can again buy quality and hand-made goods and get to know the local community.

The Good Market on Jakubovo Square