European Parliament approves pay transparency directive

A large majority in the European Parliament voted in favour of adopting the EU’s pay transparency directive aiming to narrow the EU gender pay gap during a plenary session on Thursday (30 March).

“With this vote, we abolish pay secrecy, strengthen workers’ rights and workers’ individual right to information,” member of Parliament and co-rapporteur of the directive, Kira Marie Peter-Hansen (Greens), said during a plenary debate before the vote.

The directive proposed by the Commission in March 2021, will now need to formally be adopted by member states and transposed into national law within three years after entering into force.

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