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14 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

Pay equity and the key equality conventions

14 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

Pay equity and the key equality conventions

Pay equity and the key equality conventions
Deadline for application: 13 April 2018
English
A9011192
Turin Centre
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Course Information

14 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011192

English

Deadline: 13 April 2018

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Pay equity and equality in the world of work are fundamental rights. The ILO considers pay equity as one of the critical areas that needs to be addressed to achieve gender equality. In this training course, we will analyse the key Conventions that address discrimination in the world of work and discuss strategies to overcome inequality, with a particular focus on pay equity.

Description

Description

Pay equity and equality in the world of work are fundamental rights. The ILO considers pay equity as one of the critical areas that needs to be addressed to achieve gender equality. In this training course, we will analyse the key Conventions that address discrimination in the world of work and discuss strategies to overcome inequality, with a particular focus on pay equity.

Target audience

Target audience

Representatives of Ministries of labour, workers' and employers' organizations, gender equality machineries, aid organizations, UN organizations.

Overview

Overview

The ILO-Gallup world survey Towards a Better Future for Women and Work: Voices of Women and Men  shows that across the world, 70 per cent of women want to be in paid jobs. Yet the labour force participation of women is less than 50 per cent. The ILO Gallup survey also shows that key obstacles for women at work are discrimination and unequal pay.

Since the International Labour Conference adopted the Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) and the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111),  the ILO has been acquiring a wealth of experience through its working with governments and social partners towards the establishment of legal and policy frameworks to effectively address these challenges. 

More recently, all the Member States of the United Nations have agreed on the urgency of addressing gender-based discrimination and pay inequalities in the world of work, as key to sustainable development. Led by ILO, UN Women and the OECD, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is a multi-stakeholder coalition to contribute to the achievement of SDG target 8.5 focusing on equal pay for work of equal value.

"By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value”.

Objectives

Objectives

This workshop aims to promote gender equality, with a focus on pay equity, in the world of work.  It seeks to provide participants with the tools to discuss and identify legal and policy solutions towards non-discrimination and pay equity in the world of work.  

In particular, at the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Refer to the key ILO instruments concerning gender equality and pay equity;
  • Appreciate the advantages of pay equity;
  • Understand the importance of determining equal value;
  • Identify good practices;
  • Plan for non-discriminatory approaches and methods for job evaluation;
  • Elaborate a step-by-step programme to promote pay equity with a social dialogue approach.

Content

Content

This workshop has been designed to familiarize governments, employers/ the private sector, trade unions and other relevant partners with the international legal framework for non–discrimination and equal pay for work of equal value in the world of work, as well as to enable them to identify possible policy solutions to these obstacles, as relevant to their own country/ organizational contexts. 

The workshop will review the pay equity and non-discrimination: concepts and ILO Instruments with a particular focus on the ILO Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) and the Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111). It will examine the role of social dialogue in promoting pay equity and policy responses through equal pay initiatives at international and regional levels and good practices.  Finally, participants will go through the implementation process and monitoring of equal pay at the workplace and job evaluation free from gender bias. 

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

Training methods will include presentations by specialists and external lectures. They will also include individual and group learning activities in thematic fields, gender issues and change management. Participants and facilitators will work in a highly participatory environment. Group work, brainstorming and discussions will complement presentations, with a view to stimulating participants’ ability to link concepts and data to their own work and life experience.

Contact us

ilsgen@itcilo.org

Costs

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

 

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