|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Justice|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 93|
|Content Type||News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 4 March 2021, aimed at ensuring that women and men in the European Union (EU) get equal pay for equal work.
The requirement to ensure equal pay is set out in Directive 2006/54/EC as complemented by the 2014 Commission Recommendation on pay transparency. Despite this legal framework, the effective implementation and enforcement of this principles in practice is still seen as a challenge in the European Union. Co-legislators have called for further action on this matter, and pay transparency was among the political priorities laid out by the President of the European Commission in 2019. It was further highlighted in the Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025.
This initiative aims at tackling the persisting inadequate enforcement of the fundamental right to equal pay and ensuring that this right is upheld across the EU, by establishing pay transparency standards to empower workers to claim their right to equal pay. The proposed directive pursues these objectives by:
The proposal was put forward by the European Commission on 4 March 2021.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs, Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Fundamental | Human Rights, Gender Equality, Wages | Salaries, Working Conditions|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|