"Equal Pay Needs Trade Unions" - Sign the pledge!

On 4th of March 2021, the European Commission has presented a proposal for a Gender Pay Transparency Directive. 

The ETUC believes that the Directive must be a tool in the hands of women workers to finally have pay transparency and to be able to collectively bargain to eradicate the gender pay gap, pay discrimination and the undervaluation of female-dominated jobs. The proposed Directive however takes a very detrimental approach to this by not guaranteeing that women can chose to be represented by their union, rather than a worker representative, chosen and designated by their employer. Women workers must be empowered to become agents of change and equal pay needs trade unions. 

We call on Members of the European Parliament to improve the Directive regarding the right of workers to be represented by their union and to collectively bargain for equal pay.

By signing this pledge, Members of the European Parliament pledge to use their mandate and to put forward amendments to ensure that

  • All workers can join a union and bargain for equal pay and
  • Employers will be required to respect this fundamental right.

 

Signatories:

- MEP Evelyn Regner (S&D), Shadow-rapporteur and Chair of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

- MEP Kira Marie Peter-Hansen (Greens / EFA), Rapporteur of the Gender Pay Transparency Directive in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)

- MEP Marc Angel (S&D), Shadow rapporteur of the Gender Pay Transparency Directive in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)

- MEP María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop (GUE/NGL), Shadow rapporteur of the Gender Pay Transparency Directive in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)

- MEP Ernest Urtasun (Greens / EFA), Shadow rapporteur of the Gender Pay Transparency Directive in the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

- MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP), Shadow rapporteur of the Gender Pay Transparency Directive in the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

- MEP Silvia Modig (GUE/NGL), Shadow rapporteur of the Gender Pay Transparency Directive in the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

- MEP Gabriele Bischoff (S&D)

- MEP Dennis Radtke (EPP)

- MEP Monika Vana (Greens / EFA)

- MEP Günther Sidl (S&D)

- MEP Andreas Schieder (S&D)

- MEP Thomas Waitz (Greens / EFA)

- MEP Elisabetta Gualmini (S&D)

- MEP Juozas Olekas (S&D)

- MEP Bettina Vollath (S&D)

- MEP Pina Picierno (S&D)

- MEP Milan Brglez (S&D)

- MEP Marianne Vind (S&D)

- MEP Eric Andrieu (S&D)

- MEP Ibán García del Blanco (S&D)

- MEP Alviina Alametsä (Greens / EFA)

- MEP Estrella Durá Ferrandis (S&D)

- MEP Alicia Homs Ginel (S&D)

- MEP Terry Reintke (Greens / EFA)

- MEP Leïla Chaibi (GUE / NGL)

- MEP Alex Agius Saliba (S&D)

- MEP Cindy Franssen (EPP)

- MEP Aurore Lalucq (S&D)

- MEP Manuel Pizarro (S&D)

- MEP Nikolaj Villumsen (GUE/NGL) 

- MEP Agnes Jongerius (S&D)

- MEP Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL)

- MEP José Gusmão (GUE/NGL)

- MEP Eero Heinäluoma (S&D)

- MEP Alexandra Geese (Greens / EFA)

- MEP Deirdre Clune (EPP)

- MEP Chris MacManus (GUE / NGL)

- MEP Heléne Fritzon (S&D)

- MEP Johan Danielsson (S&D)

- MEP Mick Wallace (GUE / NGL)

- MEP Marc Tarabella (S&D)

- MEP Kathleen van Brempt (S&D)

- MEP Ciarán Cuffe (Greens / EFA)

- MEP Nora Mebarek (S&D)

- MEP Marie Toussaint (Greens / EFA)

- MEP Sylvie Guillaume (S&D)

- MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D)

- MEP Daniela Rondinelli (non-attached)

17.06.2021
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