ACEM members in an informative session on the implementation of the principles of women’s empowerment and equal pay for equal work

Companies in the electronics industry assimilate good practices in implementing the principles of women’s empowerment and equal pay for equal work.

On October 27, ACEM members participated in the informative session on good practices in the implementation of the principle of equal pay for equal work between women and men and the principles of women’s empowerment. This activity is part of the information campaign on the need and value of implementing the principle of equal pay for equal work, launched in August by the Economic Council in partnership with UN Women and with the financial support of Sweden.

The event was attended by business founders, company directors, directors of vocational schools and centres of excellence in the field of electronics who were informed about how to ensure salary transparency for employees and job seekers and about the right of employees to request and obtain information on pay levels, broken down by gender, for categories of employees performing equal work or work of equal value. ACEM member companies were also informed about best practices regarding equal treatment of employees and procedures for reporting gender pay gaps.

The gender expert of the Secretariat of the Economic Council, Viorica Antonov, mentioned during the information session that companies only have to gain from the transparency of salaries because both people looking for a job and those already employed pay attention in the first place salary. The hiring and remuneration process should be in an accessible, non-discriminatory and understandable language. While the lack of information from employers about how wages are set can lead to employee dissatisfaction and demotivation and a decrease in work productivity in the company, added Viorica Antonov.

At the same time, the companies in the electronics industry were informed by the UN Women consultant, Lucia Ușurelu, about the seven women’s empowerment principles (WEPs) and about the global corporate initiative launched three decades ago by UN Women in partnership with the UN Global Compact, to support private sector companies to overcome multiple challenges in achieving gender equality and economic inclusion of women.

Also, Lucia Ușurelu noted that the principles contain a series of considerations to help the private sector adapt more easily to the elements of promoting gender equality at work, in the market and in the community. These include setting clear company-wide goals for gender equality, the full participation of women throughout the private sector, from company management to the production process and supply chain, supporting employees as parents and guardians with services, resources and useful information and more.

In the end, companies in the electronic sector were encouraged to adopt internal policies that facilitate the implementation of the principle of equal pay for work of equal value and to align with the global implementation process of WEPs by signing the declaration of support.

This action is part of the Roadmap for the economic empowerment of women developed by the Secretariat of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, with the support of UN Women and with the financial support of Sweden.

The Secretariat of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister is supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, with the financial support of the Great Britain Government Fund for Good Governance and the project of the International Finance Corporation Investment Climate Reform, financed by the International Development Agency of the Government of Sweden.

See primary source:  https://consecon.gov.md/2022/10/28/companiile-din-industria-electronica-asimileaza-bunele-practici-in-implementarea-principiilor-de-abilitare-a-femeilor-si-de-plata-egala-pentru-munca-egala/