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Seven unions call for an increase in wages in predominantly female occupations

2021-03-03T18:46:45.532Z

In addition to the CFTC, the trade unions signed a joint statement to support equality between men and women.



All the major trade unions, with the exception of the CFTC, issued a declaration on Wednesday calling for vigorous action in favor of equality between women and men, otherwise "

the crisis is likely to result

" in a "

Decline

" in their situation.

The unprecedented crisis we are going through has a direct impact on women.

If it was the occasion to finally shed light on the social utility of many predominantly female professions, it also results in increased difficulties for women

”, observe the CFDT, CGT, FO, CFE-CGC. , FSU, Solidaires and Unsa.

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The seven organizations are asking for the opening of negotiations “

on classifications in the private sector and index grids in the public service

” so that “

salaries in predominantly female occupations

” are “

upgraded

”.

They also want the gender equality index to be “

corrected

” to “

effectively eliminate pay gaps

”.

The transparency obligations and the resources of the CSE in terms of information and social dialogue need to be strengthened and employers must release the necessary salary catch-up envelopes.

In addition, the obligation of result in terms of equal pay must be extended to the public service by binding measures

”, they believe.

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The signatories also propose that “

prevention of gender-based and sexual violence be a compulsory subject in companies under penalty of sanctions for employers

”.

They ask for the application of a convention and a recommendation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) with regard to the "

labor protection of victims of domestic violence (right to chosen geographical and functional mobility, paid absences, coverage of medical and social costs free of charge, prohibition of dismissals, etc.)

”.

Other requests: the strengthening of public services, "

in particular with regard to the care of children and the loss of autonomy

";

the abandonment of the unemployment insurance reform, which penalizes "

the most precarious, often women

";

and the use of the recovery plan to “

fight against poverty, precarious and part-time contracts and layoffs

”.

This rare joint statement was not signed by the CFTC.

We did not wish to be a signatory to a text that does not only concern the professional sphere.

In addition and above all, we have decided to take original actions on the fight for gender equality and therefore to have specific actions

”, wrote to AFP its president Cyril Chabanier.

Source: lefigaro

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