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Grant success - EU three country study on the gender pay gap

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Dr Hazel Conley (UK PI) with Professor Geraldine Healy and Professor Pedro Martins have been successful in their bid for EU Progress funds action grant JUST/2013/PROG/AG/GE [Support for Civil society and other stakeholders aiming at promoting equality between men and women] on the Gender Pay Gap (GPG). The project is a three country study led from the University of Verona and involves Italy, the UK and Poland. The bid for the full project was 321,085.50 EUR (although this is currently been reviewed).

The project addresses the need to assess the interaction and interdependencies between two different EU policy targets with respect to the gender pay gap, the involvement of the social partners in the reduction of the GPG, on the one hand, the prompting of higher level of de-centralisation in the bargaining process, on the other hand. The partnership of the project includes: the CGIL (national and regional level) for Italy; the Trade Union of Miners and the Teachers’ Union of the University of Silesia for Poland and in the UK,  the TUC TSSA and the CIPD.