2008-10-27

You go Margret

German women fighting for equality in the workplace. Yes indeed, equal pay for equal work is still not attainable for most women in Germany.

The Washington Post article describes how Margret Jonik, a woman who worked in a loading dock of a logistics company for 21 years has discovered that she was shorted on pay all these years. Labor council sued on her and other women workers' behalf and won a raise and a small lump payment for the women.

It's sad though that the sum Margret received (€1500) did not cover even a year's worth of pay difference (€200 a month)--and she was shorted for 21 years!