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Pope Francis Calls For Equal Pay For Women: ‘Disparity Is Pure Scandal’

The wide gulf between wages for men and women is «pure scandal,» Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

«As Christians, we must become more demanding…[by] supporting with decision the right to equal retribution for equal work; disparity is a pure scandal,» he said.

The pope was speaking on divorce rates during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, according to Vatican Radio. He said the crisis of «broken marriage bonds» negatively affects young children and called for equal footing in a relationship to carry over into the workplace and society.

«The equality enjoyed by the spouses must produce new fruit–equal opportunities in the workplace; a new valuing of motherhood and fatherhood, and a greater appreciation for the openness of families to those most in need,” he said.

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30 abril, 2015 0 0

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UNI Equal Opportunities fights to grow and strengthen our affiliated unions by breaking through divisive barriers created by the inequalities that perpetuate our world. We fight against all forms of discrimination in the workplace including discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, religion, HIV Status and disability in order to improve the working conditions and lives of workers.

Recognizing the drastic increases in inequality created by Globalization, we collaborate with our affiliates to create innovative responses rooted in our unity and strength in numbers. Some of these include global organizing initiatives, international conferences, toolkits and various programs.

Equal Opportunities celebrates and encourages diversity. We recognize that everyone benefits from a diverse and more colourful workplace, as each individual brings a unique and different skill set strengthening the whole.

Providing equal opportunities for all workers is vital to UNI Global Unions Mission and it cannot be achieved without each individual pitching in. Therefore, we hope to count on your support.