Look into issues of unequal pay between male and female graduates

Zulhaidah Suboh

KUCHING: The federal government should look into issues of unequal pay between male and female graduates, with the former reportedly being paid higher than the latter.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak Women deputy chief Zulhaidah Suboh said there should not be any discrimination based on gender.

“The federal Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) should look into the issue of non-uniformity in salary levels between men and women.

“This is to overcome the problem of discrimination in the workplace because women play a big role in every organisation,” she said.

Zulhaidah said one of the factors causing discrimination at the workplace was the difference in wages and salaries.

“Employers must be aware of gender equality, appreciate the sacrifices of women and take initiatives to empower women as a responsibility.

Women should be recognised and rewarded with a fair and equitable income, she said, while echoing party president and opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s statement on the issue in Parliament recently. 

She said KPWKM should be more proactive and bold to determine the direction of gender quality in the workplace.