Employers join forces on a compromise approach on EU Pay Transparency

Ahead of tomorrow’s vote on a proposed Directive on Pay Transparency by the European Parliament EMPL and FEMM Committees, HOTREC and other employer associations issued a proposal of compromise.

In a joint statement published last week, employers welcomed the principle of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value. Nonetheless, while considering pay discrimination unacceptable, we fear that the Commission proposal does not address the root causes of the gender pay gap.

We, therefore, believe companies with less than 250 employees should be exempt from complying with reporting obligations or joint pay assessment (as stated in the Commission proposal). We also called to include a provision that leaves room for the national social partners to deviate from the directive through a collective agreement. 

The principle of equal work and equal work of equal value should be defined by objective criteria – including performance and productivity. Assessments should be based on comparable situations based on gender-neutrality.

Last but not least, to fight the gender pay gap, we would encourage women’s participation in the labour market, the setting up of facilities for the elderly and children with flexible schedules and an overall change of mindset.

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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Recording of the working group on restaurants is available via WeTransfer until 03 October 2022: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a1e6a6b32b734f7bf864d82b6470184920220926084450/7c966070da61a95549be6c9fbad2169b20220926084508/42d7ba
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
Updated agenda of the meeting available
29 Sep
29/09/2022    
All Day
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