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Gender pay Gap in Europe - 28 Countries + Turkey

Goal of Gender Pay Gap Project in Europe (WITA GPG):

Create unique information that supports trade unions in all countries to negotiate Collective Bargaining Agreements that positively impact on the gender pay gap, and heightens the awareness of the general public of why the gender pay gap exists and how it can be decreased. Intented outreach of this project in 28 EU countries plus Turkey - 21 million people. More...

This is a follow up project. It falls in line with the preceding Decent Wage Latin America project (2011-2013), also CNV-supported. Both fit the Decent Work Agenda of the ILO. This agenda was proclaimed as the ILO contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, in particular cutting poverty down by 50 percent. The position taken by the ILO is that minimum wages are an integral part of decent working conditions.

The binary focus on minimum wages and compliance with Labour Law in this project reflects the erosion of wage levels, not just in Latin America, but worldwide.

In this project the selected trade union partners of CNV in the Latin American region are assisted in coping with these twin problems of structural underpayment and weak law enforcement of Decent Work obligations. Read more...

The goal of the project is to collect data on wages and labour conditions in Zanzibar. In order to find out what the real wages are in Zanzibar, approx. 1,000 randomly selected workers on Zanzibar are interviewed, using an offline face-to-face survey. This survey was successfully used before in East Africa, and elsewhere. It had been be adapted to the Zanzibar labour market, yet remains basically identical and its data therefore are internationally comparable. Read more...

WICARE [WageIndicator support for bargaining in the social services sector]: 
aims to improve expertise concerning wages and working conditions in the social services sector in the European Union. For this purpose, it aims to collect survey data in 24 EU member states by means of a mixed mode approach (web-surveys and printed questionnaires), using the existing WageIndicator web-survey, which is available in the national languages of the 24 countries, but will be adapted for the purpose of this specific project. WICARE aims for a response of 15,000 competed questionnaires in total. The data will be analysed, resulting in nine reports. Read more...

The objective of EDUWORKS is to train talented early-stage researchers in the socio-economic and psychological dynamics of the labour supply and demand matching processes at aggregated and disaggregated levels.

EDUWORKS brings together researchers from several academic disciplines. namely: Labour Economics, Sociology of Occupations, HRM, Lifelong Learning. Increasing segments of the demand side and the supply side of the labour market are digitized, ranging from job sites and cv’s at Facebook and Linkedin to extensive databases with job descriptions and related skills demands. Read more...

The InGRID project involves 17 European partners. Referring to the EU2020-ambition of Inclusive Growth, the general objectives of InGRID – Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion – are to integrate and to innovate existing, but distributed European social sciences research infrastructures on ‘Poverty and Living Conditions’ and ‘Working Conditions and Vulnerability’ by providing transnational data access, organizing mutual knowledge exchange activities and improving methods and tools for comparative research. This integration will provide the related European scientific community with new and better opportunities to fulfil its key role in the development of evidence-based European policies for Inclusive Growth. Read more...

Enhancing food security in developing countries is one of the new overarching policy aims of Dutch development cooperation. This position links up with current United Nations policies. Their joint concern is prompted by the fear that the food crisis will be worsening over the coming decades. Already today close to 1 billion people worldwide suffer from starvation, and the trend of increasing food prices will lead to more hunger and poverty.

This combination of national and international priorities led the WageIndicator Foundation to design the Living Wage project. Since income security in households has everything to do with food security, WageIndicator definitely has a contribution to make here. It specializes in collecting and making accessible information on minimum wages, collective agreements, current wages, labour law, debates, and compliance sessions.

Living Wage addresses income and food security in 9 countries of East Africa: Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Read more...

This 3-year project, started in July 2012, aims to promote the payment of Decent Wages in Western Africa and in Madagascar. This CNV-funded project is very much in line with earlier projects set up in cooperation with the Dutch Christian Trade Union Confederation, i.e. Decent Wages Central America and Asia. It increases the outreach of this approach to include the West African French speaking countries Benin, Guinea, Niger, Senegal, Togo and includes Madagascar as well. In addition it introduces a focus on the collection, exchange and dissemination of collective agreements as examples of best practices for possible implementation elsewhere. Read more...

WEBDATANET is a unique multidisciplinary European network bringing together leading web-based data collection experts, (web) survey methodologists, psychologists, sociologists, linguists, economists, media researchers, Internet scientists and public opinion researchers from 22 European Member States.
More information: http://webdatanet.cbs.dk/
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This is a 4 year project funded by the EU flow fund which began in January 2012. LABOUR RIGHTS FOR WOMEN aims to contribute to overarching policy aim of contributing to structural poverty reduction by improving gender equality and the empowerment of women. Within this aim, LABOUR RIGHTS FOR WOMEN will promote economic self-reliance, through giving women a say in employment in 11 countries: Egypt, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Read more...

This is a 3 year project which began in October 2011. It is funded by Dutch Trade Union Federation, FNV, the Dutch Employers’ Cooperation Programme, DECP. Promoting Social Dialogue is an objective in the Decent Work Agenda as elaborated by the ILO, and adopted by employers’ and employees’ organisations worldwide. Read more...

This is a 1 year project which started from October 2011 and funded by CNV, Dutch Christian Confederation of Trade Unions. The binary focus is on minimum wages and compliance with Labour Law. The project proposal Decent Wage Latin America, falls within the scope of the Decent Work Agenda of the ILO. This agenda was proclaimed as the ILO contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, in particular cutting poverty down by 50 percent. Read more...

Decent Wages Asia is a 3-year project, started in October 2010, co-funded by CNV, the Dutch Christian Confederation of Trade Unions. It aims at raising awareness, working people should know their minimum wages; fostering of compliance, trade unions and governments check and insist that legal minimum wages are paid; improvement of minimum wage setting as an instrument of economic policy. Decent wages Asia is rolled out in Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Read more...

The WISUTIL project aims to clarify the impact of current developments in the utilities sector, notably market liberalisation, privatisation, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and technological change, on wages, working conditions, occupational structures and skills, and workers’ representation in the European Union. The project covers employment in both public and private companies in the electricity, gas, water and sewerage and waste sub-sectors. Read more...

Wage Indicator publishes short stories of Bookkeeper, Bus driver, Secretary, Nurse from four countries receiving Dutch assistance, showing that Everybody Wants to Earn a Bit More and how accurate wage information can help bring this about. Read more...

The project extends the already functioning DecentWorkCheck in South Africa with two national websites, in Zambia and Mozambique. Next to that, the topic Decent Work through partner organizations, trade unions in particular, will find its place on a variety of offline agendas. Read more...

Development of the DecentWorkCheck. This online tool makes the pretty abstract ILO Conventions and national legal texts on decent work tangible for a wide audience. Read more...

The project aims to compare wages and tariffs for 20 occupations in the Netherlands, in which both employees and self employed are active. It will result in an online tariff tool that gives applicants the answer to their question: am I better off as an employee, or as a self employed person in my trade? Read more...

The overall objective of the DECISIONS FOR LIFE project is to raise awareness amongst young female workers about their employment opportunities and career possibilities, family building and the work-family balance. The lifetime decisions adolescent women face, determine not only their individual future, but also that of society: their choices are key to the demographic and workforce development of the nation.

DECISIONS FOR LIFE focuses on 14 developing countries, notably Brazil, India, Indonesia, the CIS countries Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and the southern African countries Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Project partners: ITUC, UNI, WageIndicator Foundation, University of Amsterdam/AIAS. Read more...

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Extension of the current Latin American operation with trade union partners in Colombia, Chile - online survey, Paraguay and Guatemala - offline survey. TUSALATIN aims to collect in 2 years time in Chile 15,000, in Colombia 12,000, in Guatemala 2,000, and in Paraguay 3,000 completed questionnaires. Read more...

The European Commission funds WIBAR-2. carried out by the University of Amsterdam/AIAS, ETUC, EMF, ETF, WageIndicator Foundation, and with Ruskin College - UK and WSI - DGB - Germany. Its focus is on conferences grouped into: 1 metal & electronics manufacturing; 2 retail; information technology; call centres and finance; 3 transport. The project includes introduction of the WageIndicator web-survey in France. Read more...

10 European universities and research institutes bring together information on approx. 1500 - 2000 occupations. From care & welfare to technology & manufacturing, from service occupations to agriculture & fishing. They are described within the context of 7 countries. A so called FP 6 program. Read more...

This project aims to increase the transparency of the labour market in a number of developing countries. Funded through the development aid programme of the Dutch Trade Union Confederation FNV, the WageIndicator operation now includes India, South Korea, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. Read more...

This project aims to measure the incidence of forms of flexible wages in the Netherlands, based on current and new questions in the Loonwijzer-survey. Read more...

Its overall objective is better understanding of citizens' work life attitudes in 9 EU-member states. What is of the impact of a citizen's socio-economic framework on his/her attitudes, preferences, and perceptions with regard to this framework? A so called FP 6 program. Read more...

The WIBAR project aims at supporting collective bargaining by means of detailed reports drawn from WageIndicator data in 8 WageIndicator countries. Read more...

The project aims at diminishing the gender wage gap in six sectors. Research results on the size and determinants of the gender wage gap are debated between paid and lay union officials in these sectors and in the Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions - FNV about policy options. Read more...

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