European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working ConditionsExchange of best practices on the gender pay gap, 29-30 October 2012, Limassol, Cyprus  Venue: Grand Resort, Lemesos (Limassol)
Objectives

This tripartite Cyprus presidency conference is organised by the Department of Labour - Cyprus Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance.
One of the aims of the conference is to highlight practices and measures which enterprises may implement in order to eliminate the gender pay gap and promote the principle of equal pay between men and women.
Government officials and representatives from employers’ and workers’ organisations from the Member States of the European Union will have the opportunity to discuss remaining challenges and identify best practices in the area.
Eurofound contributions
Occupational segregation: Impacts on female and male workers, by Isabella Biletta
Occupational segregation is a well-known and persistent feature of European labour markets. It is mainly associated to female workers’ behaviour on the labour markets; their positioning is assumed to be ‘specific’. The impacts of occupational segregation on work, for both men and women, are significant. Nevertheless, it should be kept in mind that what occurs in labour markets almost mirrors the way society is organised; therefore, societal path-dependency should not be overlooked when addressing occupational segregation and other gender issues on the labour market. Overall, gender issues are still challenging social partners views and actions.
Promoting income transparency through social dialogue in Austria, by Christine Aumayr-Pintar
The presentation will focus on the recent policy developments in Austria with regard to creating income transparency as one means of reducing the gender pay gap. It will feature in particular the new instrument of ‘income policy reports’, which in a step-by-step procedure from 2011 – 2014 has to be carried out by companies of different sizes. Finally it will look at the social partners’ concrete actions in supporting implementation of this policy.