2nd Regional General Council - Resolution on Pay Equity

Nov 2008

In this resolution, the 2nd ITUC-AP Regional Council recognises that despite clear statistical evidence, gender pay inequality is not recognized nor adequately addressed considering that gender wage disparity results in gross difference in lifetime savings between women and men, and the impoverishment of women. It underscores the impact of addressing gender wage disparity to women’s lives – their economic, social and political well-being and status in society.

The General Council calls upon ITUC-AP and affiliates to organize all unorganized women workers, to undertake capacity building of trade unions on the issue of gender wage disparity which includes gender neutral job evaluation, wage and salary administration structures and schemes, gender pay gap measurements, pay audit, etc, to form a working party on pay equity in the ITUC-AP led by the Women’s Committee, etc.