For the Equal Pay Day on 18. March in Berlin for women only a cheaper public transport ticket. For a day, a valid ticket was the world’s first woman to the ticket, the Berlin transport companies (BVG). It cost 5.50 euros, about 21 per cent less than the normal one-day ticket for seven Euro because women in Germany earn on average 21 percent less than men, said the SNB to a justification.

the average wage difference of 21 percent

The Equal Pay Day is symbolic for the differences in pay between men and women. Across all industries and occupations across an average Pay gap of 21 per cent, stock, according to data from the Federal Statistical office recently.

women earn less because they work more often in part – time work and in lower paid Occupations – for example, in the social area. Excluding these factors, women earn for the same job in Germany is still about 6 percent less than men.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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