More mess in Germany: a whole second team, quarantined

first_imgThe Bundesliga continues to walk on the wire. As the Reuters agency advanced during the morning of Tuesday, The government around Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided that it can be played again from May 15, despite the numerous positive cases that continue to exist in the German First and Second Divisions. The last one to set off alarms was the modest Erzgebirge Aue of the Bundesliga2, who decreed to quarantine his entire squad due to a positive case in his ranks. The statement issued by the violets dictates the following: “The entire Erzgebirge Aue workforce, including its coaching staff and staff, was subjected to preventive domestic quarantine. The reason for the decision is a positive case in the staff of violets that emerged after the second round of tests. With the decision to subject the staff to domestic quarantine, the Erzgebirge Aue increases its precautionary measures, which are always in accordance with the team’s medical department“It remains to be seen how this positive will affect, which adds to a total of ten more in the first and second divisions of the Bundesliga, to Merkel’s final decision. As for the Erzgebirge Aue, the quarantine will not last beyond May 7. It will be then when the club repeats the tests in order to be able to continue training and preparation for the resumption of the Bundesliga. This is provided for in the health plan prepared by the German league federation DFL.last_img read more

Why the gender wage gap is not as simple as 86c to €1

first_imgA report published by Institute of Fiscal Studies showed that women are paid 18% less than men in the UK, however when women become mothers this balloons to a massive 33%. The latest figures from the EU Commission shows that Irish women earn 14.4% less than Irish men, an increase on the 12.6% gap recorded in 2008. Across Europe the average woman earns 16.4% less than her male colleagues.Although women make up nearly half of the workforce (46%),  only one in ten board members are women. In the bottom 10% of earners, the pay gap is 4%, but this rises to 24.6% for the top 10% of earners. The National Women’s Council of Ireland commented that this suggests “the continued presence of a glass ceiling and indirect discrimination”. The glass ceiling refers to the concept that women can only rise so far, only to metaphorically hit their head on a “glass ceiling”.The report’s author, Robert Joyce said; “Women in jobs involving fewer hours of work have particularly low hourly wages, and this is because of poor pay progression, not because they take an immediate pay cut when switching away from full-time work. Understanding that lack of progression is going to be crucial to making progress in reducing the gender wage gap.”A possible solution to this is to put in place more childcare resources so as even as mothers, they can return to work. It is also important in a  technologically driven world to encourage women to branch out into some of the more traditionally male-oriented STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) jobs.Transparency with relation to how much a company pays each employee could also be a step in the right direction, as women will then be more inclined to negotiate a higher wage with their employer if they know that their male counterpart is earning more for the same work.Why the gender wage gap is not as simple as 86c to €1 was last modified: August 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gender pay gapifsnational womens council of irelandlast_img read more