[Amsterdam, November 1st, 2016]
The University Women of Europe (UWE) has filed collective complaints for application of the Social Charter in the 47 countries members of the Council of Europe stating women are not treated equal as they earn structurally less than men for equal work. As an international INGO,UWE is allowed to submit a collective complaint of violation of the European Social Charter.
The complaints against the violation of the European Social Charter focussing on equal pay for equal work between women and men were filed against the following states accepting the collective complaints:Belgium,Bulgaria,Croatia,Cyprus,Finland,France,Greece,Ireland,Italy,Netherlands,Portugal,Norway, Slovenia and Sweden can be found on the website of COE. Only 15 countries in 47 states members of the Council of Europe accept collective complaints.
The complete press release can be found here.