Equal Pay Day raises awareness of the gender pay gap and the fact that on average women earn less than men for the same work across the world. Equal Pay Day actually varies by country and year, because it occurs on the date that women need to work to in order to earn the same as men the previous year. In the UK, it is observed around November 9th, which is the date women effectively stop being paid until the end of the year compared to men.
The past few years have seen huge online campaigns in commemoration of Equal Pay Day, where women across the world put on their Out Of Office emails to highlight the wage disparity between women and men. Recent years have also seen an increase in awareness of the gender pay gap, and a bid to speak more openly about it on social media. Find out when Equal Pay Day is taking place in your country, and join the conversation online!
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Today is Equal Pay Day, which marks the point of the year when British women effectively stop earning relative to men due to the gender pay gap. Although the date of Equal Pay Day varies according to the pay gap each year, this is the second year it has fallen on the same day, showing the pay gap is not closing. It has been illegal to pay men and women different amounts for the same work since 1970, but three quarters of British companies still pay their male employees more than female employees on average, according to government figures released in April. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo . . . . #equalpayday #paygap #equality #payparity #everydaysexism #womenatwork