The project for equality of wages for women and men will be signed by the government
Better news for women. equal pay is closer. A new bill on equalizing the salaries of men and women is being drafted, which will be signed by the president of the republic.
On this International Women’s Day (8), President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva PL sent a plenary session. The text envisages changes that ensure pay transparency to combat wage discrimination.
The new bill is just one of the measures to guarantee women’s rights. At the Planalto Palace in Brazil Minister of Women Cida Gonçalves will declares a set of procedures to specify a date.
Information on how actions to equalize women’s wages will be implemented has not yet been detailed. However, according to experts, the bill should review the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT).
Labor reforms implemented in 2018 provided tools to punish companies that pay men and women different wages.
However, the intended punishment is considered small, which does not encourage the elimination of inequality between the sexes, often maintaining the chasm of the wage gap.
Changes in the law
Under the leadership of Jair Bolsonaro, in 2021, the Palácio do Planalto returned to the National Congress a sanction-ready draft that raised the fine to five times the value.
Despite the efforts of the parliamentarians, the project has remained untouched in the PP since then, it was, as they say, on the shelf.
Another text being analyzed in the House is PL 111/23, introduced in 2023, which makes equal pay mandatory between men and women holding the same position and functions.
The proposal was authored by MP Samya Bomfim (PSOL).
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In 2019, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) published a survey showing that all women surveyed earned less than men in the same professions.
Even with the narrowing of the wage gap between 2012 and 2018, women still earn less, the study says.
On average, estimates show that women across the country earn 20.5% less than men.
IBGE’s research only shows that International Women’s Day should be a daily reminder of machismo and to continue the fight for equality in Brazil.
According to Agência Brasil.