Sent November 4, 2022, 10:45 amUpdated November 4, 2022 at 11:35 am
Just a symbol! From this Friday at 9.10am, the feminist collective “Les Glorieuses” considers that women “work for free”, due to persistent wage inequalities. This date and time was calculated from European statistics on the wage gap between women and men in France.
According to this latest Eurostat study, based on 2020 data, women earned 15.8% less than men. Therefore, from November 4th to December 31st 2022, there are 15.8% of the working days of the year.
The situation has improved slightly since, according to last year’s Eurostat study (based on 2019 data), women received on average 16.5% less than men. Thus, in 2021, the collective had set the symbolic date from which women “work for free” on November 3 at 9:22.
To accompany this shocking operation, the feminist newsletter launched a petition “consisting of three proposals for public policy, is aimed at our elected officials”, says activists. To amplify the movement, activists broadcast the movement on networks with # 4November9: 10 .
Therefore, they are demanding an increase in wages for highly feminized professions. “The highly feminized care and education jobs that have been crucial for France over the past three years are among the least appreciated jobs in terms of wages”, lament “Les Glorieuses”.
For an evolution of maternity and paternity leave
Activists are also calling for an evolution of maternity and paternity leave. “The idea would be to take inspiration from Swedish law, to offer a leave to be shared between the two parents, with a minimum of days to be taken reserved for the father” and paid in an equivalent way, said the economist Rebecca Amsellem, founder. of the “Glorious”.
Finally, “Les Glorieuses” wishes to condition access to public contracts, obtaining subsidies and loans guaranteed by the State “on compliance with equal pay”. One way to “ensure that the budget allocated by public funds does not accentuate inequalities”, they underline.
What benchmarks in an ever-changing world?
Political uncertainties, scientific innovations, war in Ukraine, energy and ecological transition … How to understand these changes? How to position yourself? Every day, the 200 journalists of the editorial staff of “Echos” help you decipher economic, political and international news through polls, analyzes, press reviews, news reports and editorials. Our subscribers know they can rely on these resources to better navigate our complex environment and make the best strategic decisions.