Women in Almeria have to work 58 days more than men to earn the same salary

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Gender inequality: Is an ongoing struggle in Almeria.

STAGGERINGLY Spanish women are working on average 58 days more than men to earn the same salary, new data has revealed.

Figures provided by the European Committee confirm Spanish women are on a 19.3 per cent lower gross salary than men for the same position. These alarming figures correspond to women working in the Almeria area. 

Whilst businesses and working conditions evolve continuously at great speed, there are some things that don’t change, like gender inequality in opportunities and salaries. These are the words of Francisca Serrano, the coordinator of the Andalucian Women’s Insitute of Almeria. 

Serrano was cited supporting women’s rights in the run up to the European Day for Salary Equality among men and women, which took place on February 22. 

An advocate for women’s rights, Serrano is passionate about bringing this discrimination to light, recently urging “all society to combat inequality in salaries.” She added that the wage gap, “increased during the years of the economic crisis.”

In 2014, the average annual salary in Spain was €20,537 for a man and €15,917 for a woman, meaning women made on average 29 per cent less. 

The data holds true in Almeria although in some sectors it is even worse, particularly in the financial sector, insurance, IT and communications. 

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