ILO Director-General Juan Somavia praises Portuguese pastry shop on equal pay policy
ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, visits one of Lisbon's oldest restaurants to see the organisation's equal pay for equal work policy in
action. The Pasteis de Belem is one of 40 Portuguese restaurants that has
implemented pay equity solutions for its male and female workers, using an
innovative job evaluation method developed by local employers associations, trade unions and the ILO. It provides a detailed profile of workers skills combined with the demands of the job, including physical hazards and stress.