90% of Indian female blue-collar staff vouch for pay parity

About nine in 10 Indian female blue-collar employees are confident they receive equal pay, according to a report on Thursday that revealed increased diversity and equal work culture in organizations.

The report, titled 'The Pulse of India's Blue Collar Workforce' by job site Indeed, showed that 93 percent of male employees also agree on pay parity by organizations.

Further, 70 percent of the female employees said they would speak to their boss in the case of disparity in pay with their male counterparts, while 21 percent said they would leave the job.

"Our data shows that men and women in blue-collar are more or less on the same page when it comes to equal pay, the importance of equal gender representation and the benefits of it," said Sanjukta Ghosh, Social Impact Manager, Indeed, in a statement.

A whopping 96 percent of employees also agree that their company provides additional benefits/support in the form of mental support, financial support, retirement benefits, flexible work, etc.

About 97 percent of employers think that gender equality is important and are doing their best to improve diversity and fair representation in their organizations.

However, there are still challenges that prevail. Lack of support systems in place to help women (56 percent), lack of education about gender equality (53 percent), and societal views (49 percent) are the major deterrents to achieving gender equality.

The research included 508 employers and 1,001 employees in the blue-collar segment. Out of the 1,001 employees in the blue-collar segment, 653 were male and 348 were female.