06/01/2017

Govt Urged To 'Do More' To Tackle Gender Pay Gap

The government has been urged to do more to tackle the gender pay gap, which is reported to be as high as 20%, Labour Councillor Rebecca Moynihan has said.

Speaking on Nollaig na mBan – 'Little Christmas', or 'Women's Christmas' – Cllr Moynihan said: "On Nollaig na mBan, as we celebrate the enormous contribution by women to every sphere of modern life, we can reflect on how Ireland has gradually transformed into a new kind of society with far greater parity between and men.

"However there is still much to be done to deliver a truly equal Ireland including by tackling the gender pay gap.

"We are calling on the government to ensure that all large companies and public sector employers are required to publish the difference in pay between their male and female employees each year."

(MH/CD)

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