On May 1, 2019, South Africa, along with the rest of the world celebrates Worker’s Day - a holiday that is over 130 years old to commemorate the hardships faced and overcome by workers and labourers from all over the globe.
This specific day is also a testament to our immense capabilities in shattering discrimination and fighting for equal work rights, says Madelein Smit, Managing Director of HR Company Solutions.
Over the years many strides have been made in refining the labour atmosphere to produce fairness and become a sustainably sound and content environment. If our story ended here, the working community would have much to celebrate.
But unfortunately, even today many women are still discriminated against, with most falling through the cracks when it comes to equal pay compared to their male counterparts.
Research conducted by Ipsos showed that women get paid up to 27% less than their male counterparts, for the same amount of work and time.