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The 15 complaints for alleged violation of equal pay for women and men have been declared admissible by the European Committee of Social Rights

Strasbourg 27 July 2017
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The 15 complaints for alleged violation of equal pay for women and men have been declared admissible by the European Committee of Social Rights

The European Committee of Social Rights declared admissible the 15 complaints lodged by University Women of Europe in 2016 for alleged violation of the rights to work, to fair remuneration, and to equal opportunities and equal treatment in employment and occupation without discrimination on the grounds of sex. The next step in the procedure will be the decision by the Committee on the merits of each of the complaints.


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