Pay Transparency: a Directive is on the way

On 4 March 2021, the European Commission launched its proposal for a Directive on Pay transparency (COM(2021)93) with the aim of ensuring that women and men in the EU get equal pay for equal work.

HOTREC strongly encourages the same level of pay for the same type of work. Nevertheless, we consider that binding legislation will not address the root causes of the gender pay gap. Solutions could pass via combating gender stereotypes, or affordable solutions covering childcare and the elderly.

We welcome the fact that Member States need to create methodologies based on objective criteria to assess work of equal value. Nevertheless, performance and competencies should have been included in the criteria. But, one question remains: how can we evaluate work of equal value based on performance? The challenges of not creating uncertainty are high.

We welcome the fact that micro-enterprises and SME’s are exempted from the need to provide pay gap reports and develop joint pay assessments (and the fact that Member States might compile the data themselves).

But we consider that the negotiation power of employers will be jeopardized, as salaries need to be advertised when a vacancy opens. We also think that the right of employees to ask for information on individual pay level, broken down by sex might bring more administrative burdens to the small companies. It might also be a deterrent for privacy rules, as it will be easy for colleagues in a very small company to know the salary of their colleagues.

HOTREC is looking forward to exchanging ideas with the European Parliament and the Council of the EU on the topics.

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12 Jan
12/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Slides are accessible here: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Presentation-HOTREC-workshop-on-PPWR-120123.pdf
7th Coordination Meeting Pact for Skills in Tourism
12/01/2023    
15:00 - 16:30
On 12 January 2023 took place another coordination meeting of the Pact for Skills.
19 Jan
19/01/2023    
All Day
HOTREC has joined the RESTWITHEU project focusing on challenges faced by the restaurant industry. First workshop will be held in Lyon on 19/01/2023.
Meeting with DG GROW - Tourism Unit & HOTREC
24/01/2023    
14:00 - 15:00
Main outcome of the meeting available
25 Jan
25/01/2023    
09:30 - 13:00
Hotel Le Chatelain, Brussels EXCOM Slides - 25 Jan. 2023 - NEW List of Participants Expense Claim Template for ExCom Members HOTREC Guidelines for reimbursement [...]
Info session - EU funding opportunities on trainings to be provided to third country nationals’ willing to work in the hospitality sector
26/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Recording of the session; PowerPoint and general note of the meeting available!
Events on 19/01/2023
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