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ADDRESSING LOW WAGES IN WOMEN-DOMINATED PUBLIC SERVICES


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ADDRESSING LOW WAGES IN WOMEN-DOMINATED PUBLIC SERVICES

Published on June 29, 2020

CELSI hosted an online workshop titled Close the gender pay gap in the public services in the context of austerity. Presented case studies from Poland, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Slovakia provided evidence of successful and less successful strategies of the trade unions addressing the low wages and working conditions in the women-dominated public services. The austerity measures in the aftermath of the 2007 economic crisis - pay freezes, job cuts, outsourcing of care work and recruitment freezes, had a disproportionate impact on women. Will the history repeat in the context of the upcoming economic downturn due to the COV19 pandemic? All the presentations from the workshop can be found at https://celsi.sk/en/projects/event/210/