We the unions are vital forces for equal pay

05 February 2018
During the regional launch of EPIC, that took place in Panama on 29-31 January, the National President of ANEF, a PSI affiliate in Chile, celebrated the initiative that seeks to mobilize actors in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce the pay gap between women and men.

In the framework of the regional launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC), Carlos Insunza Rojas, National President of the National Association of Tax Employees of Chile-ANEF, a PSI affiliate, presented for the second time in front of an international tripartite forum, ANEF’s pilot project to eliminate the gender wage gap in the public sector. The project has been implemented in Chile as a model initiative, both within the framework of collective bargaining, bipartite social dialogue with clearly defined commitments between ANEF and the Chilean Government, and with technical accompaniment of the ILO.

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He presented a solid project which displayed more visible progress towards the major objective that has brought together global and regional actors to Panama to work towards equal pay for work of equal value between men and women. Carlos Insunza Rojas also made it clear that achieving this objective is impossible without the unions, as their clear political and technical capacity means they can work towards transforming gender relations in the world of work and in society.

The Chilean experience contributes to a new high-profile moment in the PSI world campaign "Equal Pay Now!"

Panama hosted a regional launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)  to promote a reduction of the wage gap between women and men in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is currently at 15 per cent.

 

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