The 28th of April, not less than 250 businesses lacked always the call in the index on equality between women and men established by the government. It is almost one-fifth of the 1295 companies currently involved.
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This barometer is used to determine good and bad students in terms of equal pay between men and women had identified the first set of data at the beginning of march, which were not to the advantage of businesses. This update announced by the minister of Labour Muriel Pénicaud in an interview published this Tuesday in the Echoes does not report improvements.
first of All, about 250 businesses still do not have shared data and which are very late compared to the deadline required by the government (planned for the 1st of march last), Muriel Pénicaud still hope publications fast. "With the publication of the decree, the first warnings will go out in a month. But the penalty should be the last resort after all other means have been exhausted", she argues. "The services of the ministry of labor go back to the 250 companies," says the minister, who explains to believe "first of all to the awareness and effectiveness of transparency". According to her, the force of the picture will encourage employers to treat their reputation.the good and The bad students
The minister of Labour is already seeing some progress: "women have told me they noticed that in their company, they were more likely to be increased than the previous years", welcomes it. However, the index revealed the actual inequalities within companies. "If the big companies are pretty good on equal pay for equal work, the glass ceiling, to him, is massive, and a third party does not comply with the legal obligation to increase the return from maternity leave," said the minister of Labour.
In fact, there are very few businesses to be good students: on 1048 companies who have to date published their data, only 3% are "at the top", according to Muriel Pénicaud, that is to say, to have a percentage of equal pay between 99 and 100%. In these 3%, four companies are at 100% and 29% to 99%). In march, when questioned about it on RTL, the minister of Labour was particularly commended Sodexo, CNP Assurances and the Maif as included among those "good students", which you can also add Manpower and Primark France.
"An enterprise when red alert has three years to comply with its obligation of result, but an immediate obligation of means to restore the situation"
in contrast, 16% of these companies are in "red alert", that is to say, those below the symbolic threshold of 75%. They do not respect the law passed on September 5, 2018 and are at risk of a financial penalty up to 1% of payroll in the case where, within a period of three years, the situation has not changed. Among the companies pointed the finger in particular, Muriel Pénicaud had specified in march, certain subsidiaries of groups of the CAC 40, for which the State is a shareholder", as Engie and Thales (70%), to which one can add, among others, the group Bolloré Logistics (69%), the group Fnac Darty Investments and Services (68%), Radio France (73%) or Ikea (75%). Muriel Pénicaud has made it clear that these companies have "three years to meet (their) obligation of result, but (have) an immediate obligation of means to restore the situation".A respite for most small businesses
Although for now the index applies only to companies with at least 1000 employees, or 80% of the total payroll, according to the ministry, the measure is in fine all the companies. Firms with 250 or more employees have until 1 September 2019, and those with between 50 and 250 employees until march 1, 2020 for the publish. To enforce these new obligations, the commission foresees a quadrupling of the controls of the labour inspectorate.Updated Date: 02 May 2019, 00:00