Miriam Dalli calls for increased efforts to address gender pay gap

Malta’s 11% gender pay gap needs to be addressed to ensure young girls will have the chance to earn as much as their main counterparts when they grow up, Labour MEP Miriam Dalli says

Labour MEP Miriam Dalli was speaking at a political event in Mosta on Saturday
Labour MEP Miriam Dalli was speaking at a political event in Mosta on Saturday

Miriam Dalli has called for a serious discussion on ways in which the gender pay gap can be addressed.

The Labour MEP, who was speaking at a political event in Mosta on Saturday, pointed out that while the 11% pay gap between men and women’s salaries in Malta was less than the European Union average of 16%, the situation still had to be addressed to ensure that Maltese girl have the chance to earn as much as their male counterparts when they grow up.

She said that the factors behind the discrepancy in pay levels included the larger number of men in decision-making positions than women, and the cases of women who were paid less than men despite carrying out the same work.

“Our boys and girls demonstrate the same abilities and potential and therefore we need to make sure that they are paid they same, so we can enjoy equality in our country,” Dalli highlighted. 

“The Labour movement worked strongly for equality throughout the years, including that between men and women, and we have the credentials to address the gender pay gap issue in Malta,” she said, adding that it was important that everyone voted for all Labour Party candidates in next weekend’s election, to allow them to continue working for the interests of the Maltese people.

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