In light of Women’s Month, we again have to shine the light on where we are going wrong with this issue.
* Equal pay for equal work still a fairy tale. According to the ILO Global Wage report’s 2018/19 statistics, women, on average, continue to be paid 28 percent less than men.
The report covered 70 countries and 80 percent of wage employees worldwide. An even more alarming statistic is that South Africa has the world’s highest wage inequality overall.
The responsibility of reducing inequality in wage distribution, as well as protecting and advancing persons who were disadvantaged by unfair discrimination, lies with employers.