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Women continue to be poorer than men, with base salaries on average 13% lower, a pay gap that increases among the most skilled, a CGTP study reveals.

In the document, CGTP analyses official statistics, indicating that the average wage of the economy as a whole fell 4.5% in real terms in 2022 compared to 2021, with the fall of public government workers being higher (-5.7%) than that of the private sector (-3.6%).


In this context of widespread loss of purchasing power, "working women are even more underpaid than working men," the inter-union stresses.


According to the analysis, women have "a base salary which is 13% lower, a difference that in 2021 reached 153 euros on average, but that among the senior management was around 600 euros.”


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