RAISING AWARENESS AMONG TRADE UNION LEADERS ON HOW TO REDUCE GENDER PAY GAP
In the autumn of 2016, a training of trade unions took place in co-operation between Praxis and the Estonian Trade Union Confederation managers. The aim of the training was to help reduce the gender pay gap throughout Estonia raising the awareness of trade unions about gender equality and the role of trade unions in the pay gap lowering. To this end, a training seminar was organized for Estonian trade union leaders, which consisted of two from the part where:
– clarified the importance of gender equality and the reduction of the pay gap for society;
– introduced, following the example of other countries, different measures on how trade unions are gendered contributed to the promotion of equality and the reduction of the pay gap;
– the trade unions were introduced to the rights of employees under the Gender Equality Act and the obligation of employers not to discriminate against employees on the basis of sex and trade unions opportunities to explain to their members their rights under the law;
– discussed with trade union representatives which trade union action on gender could work to promote equality in the Estonian context.
Guidance material on trade unions was also developed during the training promote gender equality and reduce the gender pay gap. The guidance material is on the basis of the material gathered and the discussions that took place during the seminars. The guidance material contains issues that would help trade unions to contribute to gender equality and reducing the wage gap in Estonian society.
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