Estonia’s ‘Equal Pay Day’ blemished by lingering inequality

  • 2016-04-20
  • By Helen Wright
TALLINN - TALLINN - Lack of pay transparency, reenforcement of stereotypes, and maternity leave are all contributing to Estonia having the highest gender pay gap in the EU, equality campaigners say. Last week campaigners for equal wages held Equal Pay Day to raise awareness of the country’s 28.3 per cent pay gap between men and women. This year April 13 was selected because women would have to work 28.3 per cent extra — 104 days — to earn the same salary as a man gets on Dec. 31. The statistics were worked out by Eurostat, the statistic...
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