Mar 20 Tuesday 2018 03:22 AM
A new law 'equal pay policy' was introduced last year in Iceland . This law was brought into effect on 1 Jan 2018, according to which, every company has more than 25 employees need to give the same salary to a female employee as to male employee.
According to World Economic Forum (WEF), Iceland is the most gender-equal country in the world. But it was not reflected in the salaries that are been given to female employees as that given to male employee- having the same position in the company. There was a major pay gap. To remove such pay gap, on March 8, a new bill'>bill was introduced for equal pay. But there was a delay to pass the bill and so in Oct 2018, thousands of Icelandic women were on a protest in front of parliament. As a result, the bill was made into law very soon after that.
It's surprising to observe that certain kind of gender discrimination existed in Iceland although being the most gender-equal country in the world. We can just imagine that how the situation might be in other countries or in the ones that are at the bottom most gender-equal country rankings.
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