Interesting to read that four decades after the Equal Pay
Act was introduced, the gender pay gap in Britain is still ever present.
Campaigners have worked out that women are effectively working for free from
now until the end of the year and based on the tiny reduction in the pay gap
from last year, it would take 54 years to reach parity at current rates.
Britain’s gender pay gap will leave women effectively working for free from 9 November until the end of the year, according to equality campaigners. This year, Equal Pay Day falls on this date, according to the Fawcett Society, which uses official statistics on hourly pay for full-time workers. With the gender pay gap at 14.2%, it falls just five days later than last year, and only two days later than in 2013. The fact that it repeatedly falls in early November reflects how little progress has been made in closing the gap in salaries for men and women.