9 in 10 Indian female blue-collars confident they receive equal paytext_fields
Bengaluru: A new study suggested that nearly nine in 10 Indian female blue-collar employees are confident that they receive equal pay as their male counterparts. The study, published on Thursday, inferred that there is an increase in diversity and equal work culture in organisations, IANS reported.
Job site 'Indeed' conducted the study, titled 'The Pulse of India's Blue Collar Workforce', and showed that 93 per cent of male employees also agree on pay parity by organisations.
The research subjected 508 employers and 1,001 employees in the blue-collar job segment. Out of the 1,001 employees in the blue-collar segment, 653 were male, and 348 were female.
The study further says that 70 per cent of the female employees stated that they would speak to their boss in the case of disparity in pay with their male counterparts, while 21 per cent said they would leave the job.
Indeed's Social Impact Manager, Sanjukta Ghosh, said, "Our data shows that men and women in blue-collar are more or less on the same page when it comes to equal pay, the importance of equal gender representation and the benefits of it."
Further, 96 per cent of employees say that their company provides additional benefits/support in the form of mental support, financial support, retirement benefits, flexible work etc. Ninety-seven per cent think that gender equality is important and are doing their best to improve diversity and fair representation in their workplaces.
But there are challenges too. Fifty-six per cent complained about the lack of support systems to help women, 53 per cent stated the lack of education about gender equality, and 49 per cent said about societal views. All the mentioned contributes to hindrances to achieving gender equality, they said.