Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)

The Equal Remuneration Conventions lays out the principles for equal remuneration for work of equal value and addresses gender discrimination. The Convention belongs to the eight fundamental ILO conventions on the protection of labour standards.

The Equal Remuneration Convention (No. 100) was formally adopted in 1951 and entered into force in May 1953. The Convention focuses on gender discrimination in employment and outlines principles for the equal remuneration for work of equal value independent of whether it is performed by men or women. In order to achieve equal pay, Parties to the Convention are required to implement domestic laws, regulations on wage determination and/or support collective agreements between workers’ and employers’ organisations. The Convention’s implementation is supervised by the ILO’s Committee of Experts. Every three years, a State Party must report on the current state of implementation, which is reviewed and evaluated by the Committee of Experts. The Equal Remuneration Convention is part of the 15 core conventions covered under the GSP regulation.