PARIS: Paris metropolis authorities have been fined for using too many ladies in senior positions, a choice mocked as “absurd” by mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday (Dec 15).
The tremendous of €90,000 (US$110,000) was demanded by France’s public service ministry on the grounds that Paris metropolis corridor had damaged nationwide guidelines on gender parity in its 2018 staffing.
“I’m comfortable to announce that now we have been fined,” Hidalgo advised a metropolis council assembly, including she had been full of “pleasure” when she discovered of the penalty.
Hidalgo mentioned she was faulted as a result of 11 girls and solely 5 males have been named to administration positions in metropolis corridor in 2018, which means that 69 per cent of the appointments went to girls.
“The administration of the town corridor has, unexpectedly, change into far too feminist,” laughed the Socialist, who was re-elected for a brand new time period on the helm of Paris final 12 months.
In line with the textual content of the ruling cited by Le Monde day by day, metropolis corridor violated a rule courting to 2013, which stipulates mentioned one intercourse mustn’t account for greater than 60 of nominations to administration positions.
‘FINANCE CONCRETE ACTIONS’
Hidalgo mentioned that she would take the cheque for the tremendous to the federal government in individual, alongside together with her deputy mayors and all the ladies working for her.
Taking a extra severe tone, she added: “This tremendous is clearly absurd, unfair, irresponsible and harmful”, including that girls in France needs to be promoted with “vigour as a result of the lag all over the place in France remains to be very nice”.
“Sure, to in the future obtain parity, we should pace up the tempo and make sure that extra girls are appointed than males,” she mentioned.
Responding on Twitter, France’s Public Service Minister Amelie de Montchalin from the ruling Republic on the Transfer celebration acknowledged that the tremendous had been levied for 2018.
Since then the “absurd” rule on parity in administration had been repealed, she famous.
“I would like the tremendous paid by Paris for 2018 to finance concrete actions to advertise girls within the public service. I invite you to the ministry to debate them!” she mentioned in a message to Hidalgo.