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Global Campaign for Decent Work, Decent Life for Women

Global Campaign forDecent Work, Decent Life for Women : 

Global Campaign forDecent Work, Decent Life for Women Objectives: Decent work for women Gender equality in trade union structures, policies and activities

Decent Work: : 

Decent Work: Access to productive work in conditions of freedom, equality, security, and dignity. The four pillars of Decent Work: 1. Standards and rights at work, 2. Employment creation 3. Social protection 4. Social dialogue.

Background of the Campaign : 

Background of the Campaign 1.2 billion women are working today (40%) – yet women: earn 12 to 60% less and do not have the same level of social protection as their male counterparts; account for an increasing proportion (60% - 70%) of the world’s poor and working poor;

Background of the Campaign : 

Background of the Campaign Face a higher level of unemployment than ever before (81.8 million women in 2006); Are concentrated in low-paid, unprotected, temporary or casual work; lack maternity protection rights and face violence and sexual harassment at or near the workplace;

Why Campaigns targeting women work : 

Why Campaigns targeting women work Desk studies and surveys of previous campaigns show e.g.: Increase in women membership rates up to 150%; Increase of women in elected positions; Unions pushed to prioritise advocacy work on gender equality at work e.g. maternity protection, child care, pay equity and protection from sexual harassment.

Campaign actions 1 : 

Campaign actions 1 Calling for a review of national labour legislation and urging governments to ratify and implement ILO Conventions e.g. : C. 183, Maternity protection C. 156, Workers with Family responsibilities C. 100, Equal Remuneration C. 111, Discrimination

Campaign Actions 2 : 

Campaign Actions 2 CEDAW (United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women), international statement of women’s rights signed by 185 countries The Beijing Global Platform for Action which commits governments to “ensuring that gender perspective is reflected in all our policies and programmes” and the Beijing Declaration which includes ‘Section F’ on Women and the Economy. The UN Millennium Development Goals

Campaign Actions 3 : 

Campaign Actions 3 Gender Equality in trade unions: Policy coherence of affiliated national centres with the ITUC Constitution Encouraging women to stand for elections Organizing women workers Inclusion of gender equality issues on the collective bargaining agenda and social dialogue

Since the launch of the Campaign on 8 March 2008 : 

Since the launch of the Campaign on 8 March 2008 82 National Centers in 56 Countries joined the Campaign Events and marches took place to kick of the Campaign focusing on: Maternity protection rights Child care facilities, Pay Equity Work – life balance Gender equality in trade unions

52nd Session of the UN Comission on the Status of Women : 

52nd Session of the UN Comission on the Status of Women 40 ITUC-PSI-EI women trade union delegation negotiated successfully for the inclusion of decent work in the Agreed Conclusions; The delegation lobbied successfully on the basis of the trade union Statement on ‘Investing in Decent Work, Decent Life for Women’.

Burkina Faso : 

Burkina Faso

South Korea : 

South Korea

Croatia : 

Croatia

ITUC Global Gender Wage Gap Report : 

ITUC Global Gender Wage Gap Report

ITUC Gender Wage Gap Report : 

ITUC Gender Wage Gap Report Worldwide media coverage - released on 7 March 2008 in > 20 countries Analysis of pay gap in 63 countries; 30 European, 33 across the rest of the world

ITUC Asia Pacific : 

ITUC Asia Pacific

International Women's Day panel organized by the ILO on 7 March : 

International Women's Day panel organized by the ILO on 7 March Global Union message on pay equity and the role of collective bargaining in reducing the gender pay Gap Presentation of the ITUC’s Gender Wage Gap Report

Visualizing the global pay gap : 

Visualizing the global pay gap

Visualizing the European pay gap : 

Visualizing the European pay gap

ITUC GlobalGender Wage Gap Report : 

ITUC GlobalGender Wage Gap Report Worldwide pay gap of 16.5%; More educated women face a bigger pay gap compared to men with similar education; Trade union membership has a positive influence on the gender pay gap.

Belgium : 

Belgium

Global data 2 : 

Global data 2 Pay gap is higher in female-dominated work environments than in typical male dominated work environments Results generally more positive in Europe, Oceania and Latin America, with Europe taking the lead Data deficiencies in a number of countries, particularly across Africa and Asia

Montenegro : 

Montenegro

Global data 3 : 

Global data 3 Europe - Average pay gap of 14.5 per cent Overall decline in pay gap over the last decade Job segregation by gender has a negative effect on pay gap (i.e. UK) Americas - North America: lack of official data Larger pay gap in Canada (27.5%) & USA (22.4%) than world average Latin America: mixed picture due to large informal economies

Global data 4 : 

Global data 4 Oceania - Pay gap lower than world average: Australia 14.1% & New Zealand 13.8% Mixed picture on progress Africa - Insufficient data Asia - Pay gap significantly higher than world average Large variation due to the nature of individual country labour markets and quality of official data, i.e. Bahrain (-40%), Japan (33.4%), Mongolia (16.1%) and Sri Lanka (7.3%)

Spain : 

Spain

Methodological issues : 

Methodological issues Defining the gender pay gap Calculating earnings Availability and reliability of data Sample size/response rate Type of employee Data collection

Next Key Dates of the Campaign 2008-2009 : 

Next Key Dates of the Campaign 2008-2009 7 October: ITUC World Day for Decent Work 25 November: UN Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women 8 March 2009

CAMPAIGN WEB PAGE AND E-MAIL LIST : 

CAMPAIGN WEB PAGE AND E-MAIL LIST Campaign webpage: www.ituc-csi.org, click on ‘equality’ and ‘women’ for the Campaign Guide, Wage Gap Report and More Campaign email list – send your email addresses to equality@ituc-csi.org World Day for Decent Work website: www.ituc-csi.org, click on ‘ Campaigns’

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JOIN THE CAMPAIGN! Decent Work, Decent Life for Women equality@ituc-csi.org

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