Benidorm City Council presents its Equality Plan for municipal staff
This morning the Equality Plan for Municipal Staff has been presented by the department led by Ángela Zaragozí, which responds to a request from the 2019 municipal plenary session and analyzes the situation of the municipal staff in matters such as equal opportunities and treatment, elimination of discrimination, transversality, participation, co-responsibility and the reconciliation of work, family and personal life.
The presentation, held in the Assembly Hall of the City Council, was attended by representatives of the three municipal political groups, responsible for the municipal management areas and unions. The coincillor of Equality and Human Resources has welcomed the attendees and encouraged them to continue persevering in the "effective" fight for equality from all management areas.
It is a plan that "cannot be considered static," Zaragozí pointed out, "it is alive." A "multidisciplinary work of many areas of the City Council", which has studied "the status of the workforce in terms of gender" and highlights the differences to "start working on solutions."
The Plan has analyzed the situation starting from the 843 people who make up the municipal workforce in 2018, and which as a whole shows a high masculinization percentage of 72% compared to the female, of 28%. The Plan highlights more equal figures in the higher job categories the situation is different in the lower ranks.
It was planned to present the Plan some time ago but "with the Covid-19 - Zaragozí has clarified - we have suffered a delay" due to "health limitations". This time has allowed, however, to advance in some of the initial proposals for which the mayor has added that "they have been changed" and "probably today we already have them resolved with respect to what was raised at the beginning of this walking".
Ángela Zaragozí has vindicated the "pioneering" work carried out by the City Council in matters of Equality and has given as an example Royal Decree 902/2020 on Equal Remuneration between Women and Men that comes into force today, April 14. A regulation that raises many of the aspects already developed by the Equality Plan for Benidorm Municipal Personnel. “We - the mayor has settled - have already been working on this type of plan. We are always at the forefront of gender equality ”.