From today women will in effect work for free until the beginning of 2017 because of the gender pay gap according to the Fawcett Society. This is a shocking statistic and although there are many successful campaigns on this issue and progress is being made there is still a need for more attention on this important matter. Women are an integral part of the workforce and the glass ceiling needs to break open completely, indeed we will need to wait longer for the first female US president.
Women will in effect work for free for the rest of the year because of the gender pay gap, which will take 60 years to close at the current rate of progress, campaigners say. The Fawcett Society called for more action from the government and employers to tackle pay discrimination, job “segregation” and help women into senior posts. Dispelling the myths: why the gender pay gap does not reflect the 'choices' women make Lisa Annese Read more Thursday has been labelled equal pay day (EPD), with the society saying the 13.9% pay gap means women are in effect working for nothing from now until the end of the year.