International Parity at Work Day 2024

Bridging pay gaps: Empowering equality on International Parity at Work Day 2024

Rose Mabiza

11-01-2024

International Parity at Work Day 2024 shines a spotlight on the essential fight for equal pay and opportunities in the workplace. This year's theme, "Empowering Equality", underscores the necessity of addressing pay gaps and fostering an inclusive environment across all sectors.

Understanding equality and disparities

  • Defining the foundations - Clarify the meanings of equal pay, gender parity, and workplace equality, setting the stage for a deeper discussion on these pivotal issues.
  • Highlighting global challenges - Utilise statistics and facts to illustrate the severity of pay disparities worldwide, emphasising the universal struggle for equality.
Empowering equality: Strategies for workplace diversity and inclusion - Rose Mabiza -The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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Cracking the code: Understanding and addressing the gender pay gap - Rose Mabiza - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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The road to equality

  • Analysing the causes - Dive into the root causes of gender and race-based pay disparities, including discrimination and policy shortfalls.
  • The benefits of equality - Explore how diverse and inclusive workplaces drive innovation, creativity, and employee satisfaction.

Strategies for change

  • Implementing solutions - Offer practical strategies for organisations to promote fairness, such as equality training, the formation of inclusion councils, and the active engagement of HR departments.
  • Key takeaways - Summarise the actions individuals and organisations can take to contribute to a more inclusive workplace environment.
Empowerment in action: Navigating the challenges of equal pay advocacy - Rose Mabiza - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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Key facts and statistics

  • Globally, women earn only 84% of what men earn on average, highlighting persistent gender pay gaps.
  • Despite the Equal Pay Act of 1970 in the UK, pay disparities persist across sectors, with 29,000 claims reported annually.
  • In countries like Germany, the gender pay imbalance is as high as 21%, emphasising the global nature of the issue.
  • The World Economic Forum notes that the gender pay gap exists universally, regardless of income, industry, or profession.

Key points to remember

  • Equality is a collective responsibility that starts with awareness and education.
  • Training, diversity councils, and active engagement contribute to building an inclusive workplace.
  • Attending events outside the usual professional sphere broadens perspectives on workplace equality.
  • HR plays a vital role in driving change and ensuring workplace policies prioritise equality.
Equal pay revolution: Advocating for workplace equality - Rose Mabiza - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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HR insights: Strategies for building inclusive work environments - Rose Mabiza  - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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Conclusion

International Parity at Work Day 2024 is a call to action for collective efforts towards achieving global workplace equality. By championing diversity, inclusion, and fairness, we can make significant strides toward dismantling pay disparities and building equitable professional environments.

International Parity at Work Day 2024 shines a spotlight on the essential fight for equal pay and opportunities in the workplace. This year's theme, "Empowering Equality", underscores the necessity of addressing pay gaps and fostering an inclusive environment across all sectors.

Understanding equality and disparities

Empowering equality: Strategies for workplace diversity and inclusion - Rose Mabiza -The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Image by YuriArcursPeopleimages via Envato Elements

  • Defining the foundations - Clarify the meanings of equal pay, gender parity, and workplace equality, setting the stage for a deeper discussion on these pivotal issues.
  • Highlighting global challenges - Utilise statistics and facts to illustrate the severity of pay disparities worldwide, emphasising the universal struggle for equality.

The road to equality

Cracking the code: Understanding and addressing the gender pay gap - Rose Mabiza - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Image by LightFieldStudios via Envato Elements

  • Analysing the causes - Dive into the root causes of gender and race-based pay disparities, including discrimination and policy shortfalls.
  • The benefits of equality - Explore how diverse and inclusive workplaces drive innovation, creativity, and employee satisfaction.

Strategies for change

Empowerment in action: Navigating the challenges of equal pay advocacy - Rose Mabiza - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Image by Pressmaster via Envato Elements

  • Implementing solutions - Offer practical strategies for organisations to promote fairness, such as equality training, the formation of inclusion councils, and the active engagement of HR departments.
  • Key takeaways - Summarise the actions individuals and organisations can take to contribute to a more inclusive workplace environment.

Key facts and statistics

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Image by fauziEv8 via Envato Elements

  • Globally, women earn only 84% of what men earn on average, highlighting persistent gender pay gaps.
  • Despite the Equal Pay Act of 1970 in the UK, pay disparities persist across sectors, with 29,000 claims reported annually.
  • In countries like Germany, the gender pay imbalance is as high as 21%, emphasising the global nature of the issue.
  • The World Economic Forum notes that the gender pay gap exists universally, regardless of income, industry, or profession.

Key points to remember

Equal pay revolution: Advocating for workplace equality - Rose Mabiza - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

Image by drazenphoto via Envato Elements

  • Equality is a collective responsibility that starts with awareness and education.
  • Training, diversity councils, and active engagement contribute to building an inclusive workplace.
  • Attending events outside the usual professional sphere broadens perspectives on workplace equality.
  • HR plays a vital role in driving change and ensuring workplace policies prioritise equality.

Conclusion

HR insights: Strategies for building inclusive work environments - Rose Mabiza  - The Mandatory Training Group UK -

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International Parity at Work Day 2024 is a call to action for collective efforts towards achieving global workplace equality. By championing diversity, inclusion, and fairness, we can make significant strides toward dismantling pay disparities and building equitable professional environments.

References and resources

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Days of the Year (2024) - International Parity at Work Day.
Holiday Calendar (2024) - International Parity at Work Day.
National Day Archives (2024) - International Parity at Work Day.

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About the Mandatory Training Group

The Mandatory Training Group is one of the leading UK providers of CPDUK-accredited statutory and mandatory training, continuing professional development (CPD) courses, eLearning software and workforce development solutions for all sectors.

By making things simple and designing interactive e-learning content, we can provide meaningful training programs at all levels and enhance the capacity and resilience of individuals and organisations.

Click here to see our wide range of accredited equality and diversity courses and programmes.

About the Mandatory Training Group

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The Mandatory Training Group is one of the leading UK providers of CPDUK-accredited statutory and mandatory training, continuing professional development (CPD) courses, eLearning software and workforce development solutions for all sectors.

By making things simple and designing interactive e-learning content, we can provide meaningful training programs at all levels and enhance the capacity and resilience of individuals and organisations.

Click here to see our wide range of accredited equality and diversity courses and programmes.

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