Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced plans to get tough on companies that pay women lessPARIS: Male readers of leftwing French daily Liberation were asked to pay 25 percent more for their paper on Thursday, to underscore the gender pay gap on International Women’s Day. UAE official urges to empower women on International Women’s DayLiberation said it was inspired by Canadian monthly Maclean’s, which charged men more for its March edition — also to denounce the wage gap. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced plans to get tough on companies that pay women less. International Women’s Day: Wheelchair-bound, Lozina ‘walks taller’ than able-bodied personsDrawing on 2012 statistics, the Equality Observatory said last year that women earned 25.7 percent less than men. When adjustments for part-time work were factored in, women were still paid on average 17.4 percent less, the report found.
Source: The Express Tribune March 08, 2018 12:45 UTC