Gender Pay Gap a stubborn obstacle to equality – McKnight

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

Caoimhe McKnight
Caoimhe McKnight

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.”