Meanwhile, the company aims for an increase in e-commerce sales of 35% for fiscal year 2020, which, however, will not be as solid as it could have achieved last year. Walmart reported Tuesday that it will spend more on store remodeling, e-commerce initiatives and the development of its supply chain in 2019. The deputy secretary general of UGT, Cristina Antoñanzas, has denounced on Tuesday that women need, on average, work ten years more than men to equalize their pay, according to the report “Reduce the wage gap, the priority.” According to this document, which collects data for 2016, women received in that year a salary 22.35% lower than that of men -14.68% in terms of salary per hour-, that is, they charged 5,793 euros less than average. For 2019 calendar Tithi, this is due to occupational and sectoral segregation, that is, to women occupying the sectors of activity with the least economic recognition and the lowest categories. The top management positions are occupied by men “while the base positions are occupied by women, he has summarized.
2019 calendar Tithi
The salary gap is higher in permanent contracts (23.78%) than in temporary contracts (11.98%) and in full-time work (12.51%) than part-time contracts (6.65%). Although the wage gap has been reduced slightly compared to 2015, when it was 22.73%, it is still relevant in terms of “economic independence” and life project, Antoñanzas underlined, noting that these lower salaries also impact on the pensions that will be charged after retirement.
The document notes that 16.81% of salaried workers are below the poverty rate, of which 64.25% are women. In that sense, Antoñanzas recalled that 68% of workers who received the minimum wage in 2016 – which at that time was 655 euros gross per month – were women. By sector, the largest gap is in administrative activities and auxiliary services (32.61%) and professional, scientific and technical activities (31.36%) and the lowest, in transportation and storage (7.64%) and education (8.62%). Especially significant is the case of 2019 calendar Tithi industries, where women earn 9.9% more than men, although the union points out that this sector only employs 0.16% of wage earners and women they only make up 10% of their employees.