WHO WE ARE

The EPIC Secretariat comprises the ILO, UN Women and the OECD. Steering Committee members today include Canada, Egypt, Iceland, Jordan, New Zealand, Panama, South Africa, Switzerland, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Other EPIC stakeholders include Australia, France, Germany, Israel, Republic of Korea, Peru, Portugal, United Kingdom and other national workers’ and employers’ organizations as well as a number of private sector companies and civil society organizations. EPIC also includes Equal Pay Champions who are influential individuals who advocate for equal pay in their personal capacity.

EPIC - EQUAL PAY INTERNATIONAL COALITION

OUR VISION

We have a vision of an equal and inclusive world of work, in which women and men receive equal pay for work of equal value across all countries and sectors. In line with the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development, we intend to make this vision a reality by 2030. By 2030, we want to see universal ratification of ILO Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100) and visible efforts and results by governments and the private sector to implement equal pay initiatives.

 

WHAT WE DO

EPIC acts at the global, regional and national levels to support governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and other stakeholders to take concrete steps to reduce the gender pay gap. EPIC accelerates progress towards gender pay equity by raising awareness, sharing knowledge, embracing innovation and scaling up initiatives and programmes that have already yielded positive results. The Coalition also provides support to improve legislation, build capacity and strengthen monitoring and enforcement mechanisms.

EPIC LAUNCH IN ASIA AND PACIFIC

Widespread awareness, built on a strong foundation of empirical evidence, is crucial for tackling discrimination, which often reinforces the gender pay gap. Our work includes advocacy campaigns and equal pay conferences, meetings and sharing of good practices to increase public awareness and media coverage on the issue.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN EPIC

EPIC provides a platform for members to express their views, experiences and ideas on how to tackle the gender pay gap. The ILO, UN Women and the OECD offer resources to address this challenge through its expertise and convening power. EPIC also offers a network of experts in the field of equal pay and opportunities to learn and provide inputs from a tailor-made perspective.

Discover the benefits of EPIC for Government here, Workers’ Organizations here, Private Sector here and International and Civil Society organizations here.