Sinn Féin Councillor Caoimhe McKnight has today called for action to end the Gender Pay Gap.
She 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.”