One day, we will not need to celebrate equal pay day anymore. As from November, in Europe, your wife, your daughter, your mother, perhaps even you, will symbolically start working for free for the rest of the year, while male colleagues doing the same job will still be paid. At Serviceplan, we make sure that all colleagues are treated and paid as equally. We hope to celebrate with you the day we won’t need to have an Equal Pay Day anymore.
The 2022 situation
According to the European Commission, women in the EU are hourly paid 14.1% less than men on average. This equals almost two months of salary. Therefore, the European Commission marks 10 November as a symbolic day to raise awareness that female workers in Europe still earn on average less than their male colleagues.The initiative behind Equal Pay DayBelgium states that the average gender pay gap in Europe is still at 14.1%.This is the difference in average gross hourly wage between men and women across the economy. The average gender gap in pensions in Europe is 30.1%. This measures the differences in pensions between women and men (65 years or over). At Serviceplan Belgium, all employees are paid equally based on seniority and experience level, regardless of gender and background. We previously dedicated two other ads to topics we take to heart and implement in our hiring process.
For our Pride ad, our HR director Tanguy explains more about or recruitment process regarding diversity and inclusion. Both this ad and our ad for the Day Against Racial Discrimination focuses on the strengths that come with having a diverse, well nurtured team. e