In Ukraine still remains a difference in pay of women and men, so you need to take specific steps to eliminate this negative phenomenon.
On this the President said Petro Poroshenko during participation in the II Ukrainian women’s Congress, the press service of the head of state.
Volodymyr Groysman and Petro Poroshenko
“Still, many challenges remain concerning gender inequality that need to be considered. One of them is the difference in pay,” – said Poroshenko.
According to him, the average pay for men is 21% higher than the average pay for women, although compared to year 2016, this difference was reduced by 4%.
“The consequences are serious irregularities – retirement women today, a third less than the pension of men. This is unacceptable in conditions when in the structure of the poor population is dominated by retirees, 65% were women. This statistic demonstrates the need for specific measures to overcome them now,” the President said.
The Prime Minister called savagery a situation where women receive lower wages than men.
“I think we need to solve another injustice. It is a question of wages. When we look at the statistics that women somehow receive 25% less money, then, believe me, I have this question has no answer. I believe that this savagery and what cannot be in a civilized world,” – said Groisman.
In his opinion, this problem requires immediate action, perhaps even at the legislative level.
“Because the same jobs pay less — I think it is absolutely irresponsible. And if will offer a systematic solution to the problem, I think we can very quickly decide and consolidate necessary for the decision of the majority,” – said the head of government.
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