“It’s still common for women across the board to systematically earn less than men,” said actress Susanne Kunz last Thursday evening at PostFinance’s first RealTalk on the topic of “The gender pay gap – why money makes a difference”. “The wage taboo needs to be broken,” she underlines. Her formula is to have an open discussion among teammates and the courage to claim a wage in line with your experience and skills. “We need to talk about our salaries within projects and negotiate better.”
RealTalk on 26 January 2023 in Zurich
At the event at Labor5 in Zurich on Thursday, 26 January 2023, actor Susanne Kunz and musician Andres Andrekson alias Stress spoke about the topic of “The gender pay gap – why money makes a difference”.
The wage taboo needs to be broken.
The lack of understanding of wage inequality is also a view shared by her panel partner, Andres Andrekson alias Stress. As his band’s employer, it’s clear to him that “It’s not about whether it’s a woman or a man. It’s about me filling the jobs with the best talent.” Even though he himself doesn’t notice any wage differences between men and women in his own environment, he considers it important that wage inequality is addressed, as well as the division of roles between men and women.
It’s not about whether it’s a woman or a man. It’s about me filling the jobs with the best talent.
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