Tackling the Gender Pay Gap – Hearing – 9.7.2018

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The hearing aimed at analysing the proposals included in the EU Action Plan 2017-2019 on Tackling the Gender Pay Gap presented by the Commission in November 2017. The event counted the participation of the Director General of Justice and Consumers as well as representatives from both employers and employees and academia. The Action Plan presents ongoing and upcoming measures taken by the Commission to combat the gender pay gap.

The Action Plan, that is accompanied by an Evaluation Report of the Pay Transparency Recommendation adopted by the Commission in 2014, prioritizes 8 areas for action:
• Improving the application of the equal pay principle
• Combating segregation in occupations and sectors
• Breaking the ceiling: initiatives to combat vertical segregation
• Tackling the care penalty
• Better valorizing women's skills, efforts and responsibilities
• Fighting the fog: unveiling inequalities and stereotypes
• Alerting and informing about the gender pay gap
• Lending hands: enhancing partnerships to tackle the gender pay gap