Iceland concept to be adopted in Portugal over salary equality

The concept used by Iceland (the country) to avoid salary disparity between genders is being studied by Portugal, as are practices in Germany, as the government is set on making ‘salarial equality’ obligatory, secretary of state Rosa Monteiro has revealed.

Right now, the situation nationally sees Portuguese men earning an average of €990.05/ month, while women only take home average earnings of €824.99/ month.

Explain reports, Iceland was the first country to oblige firms employing more than 25 people to end with salary differences between men and women, while large firms in Germany are now legally bound to inform works on the salaries of male colleagues.