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Esther Lynch (Deputy Secretary General, European Trade Union Confederation) and Laeticia Thissen (FEPS Gender Equality Policy Adviser) take a closer look at equal pay from an EU perspective on the occasion of EU Equal Pay Day, on the 4th of November 2020. What is it still so urgent to address the gender pay gaps in the EU in 2020? What are the direct and indirect forms of discriminations fuelling persisting gender inequalities? What are the trade union’s expectations from the EU when it comes to delivering on their gender equality objectives? What are the concrete benefits of pay transparency measures? These are some of the key questions explored in this exchange. Both experts stress the need to ensure political commitment to finally acknowledge the real value of women’s work laid bare in the wake of COVID-19.