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March 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 #BeBoldForChange

Today is International Women's Day and according to NERI women continue to draw the short straw on wages.

There is a considerable gap between average earnings of female workers and male workers. However, this gap is much larger in the private sector where women workers are among the lowest paid workers. The accommodation, food and hospitality sectors are top of the list for low pay.  Well over 85% of women workers in the Accommodation and Food sector earn less than €20,000 a year (as 82% earn less than €400 per week)   

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Date: Wednesday, 8 March 17