Wage gap is 18% — Al-Ghad

Wage gap
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AMMAN — Unofficial figures show that Jordan’s wage gap is around 18 percent, Al-Ghad News reported.

This is despite Jordan’s ratification of convention No. 100 on equal remuneration for men and women workers for the equal value of work, as well as convention No. 111 related to discrimination with respect for employment and occupation.اضافة اعلان

The International Labor Organization (ILO) launched a campaign on its website on Monday, marking the International Equal Pay Day.

The campaign drew attention to two basic concepts related to the principle of pay equity, which are equal pay for equal work, which means that men and women receive the same pay, allowances, and privileges for work that requires the same skills, effort, and responsibility, and that is done under the same conditions.

The second concept stipulates that equal remuneration for work of equal value, which means that the remuneration ratio and its type depend on the objective evaluation of the work itself, where such work requires qualifications, skills, or responsibilities in different working situations, all of which share an equal overall value.

According to an ILO report on Jordan, gender pay disparities remain one of the most structural problems in the Jordanian labor market, with the wage gap among private sector employees of Bachelors’ degree holders reaching 41.7 percent, compared with 28.9 percent among their peers in the public sector.

The figures also showed that the highest value of the gender wage gap in the public and private sectors and economic activity was in the manufacturing sector, reaching 41.3 percent, although the ratio of women employed in the sector is 16 percent of the total number of employed women.

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