Women work for free from 11.25am this morning

Women work for free from 11.25am this morning - According to the feminist newsletter “Les Glorieuses” which denounces persistent pay inequalities between women and men. Women will “work for free” from 11:25am this Monday, until the end of year. According to a ruling from the high-instance court, or court of cassation in France, dated March 8th, a female employee can legitimately request the pay slips of male employees occupying positions of a comparable level to hers.

This symbolic date and time were calculated from European statistics on the pay gap between women and men in France. This year, women earn on average 15.4% less than men. Last year, the salary gap reached 15.8%, which led “Les Glorieuses” to set the symbolic date as November 3 at 9:10am. “Les Glorieuses” calls for an increase in salaries in professions where women outnumber men and calls for equivalent post-birth leave for both parents. A European directive, intended to force employers in the EU to be transparent to guarantee equal pay between women and men, has also been adopted and will have to be transposed by member states into their national law by June 2026.

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