Friday 4 November 2011 is No Pay Day
More than 40 years after the Equal Pay Act, women working full-time in the UK are still paid on average 15.5% less per hour than men.
This disparity is known as the gender pay gap
and means that men are paid all year round whilst women work for free after 4 November. More information on the equal pay gap can be found here
Please support the Fawcett Society’s Day of Act on Saturday 19 November by joining the Don’t Turn Back the Time on Women’s Equality
march in London or get involved in other Fawcett activities
across the UK.
Information on how to tackle unequal pay in the workplace including an equal pay tool kit for NUJ reps can be found on the NUJ website here
You can also help by completing a global wage survey issued by the International Federation of Journalists. The IFJ has called on all its members to participate in a global wage survey conducted by WageIndicator, to measure wages of over 1,500 different occupations and 400 industries in over 56 countries around the world.
"Too many journalists face wage discrimination in the workplace," said Beth Costa, IFJ General Secretary. "And gender pay gap in the profession is still persisting. "Female journalists still earn 17.6% less than their male colleagues with an average hourly rate of US $13.68, according to the wage survey results released last year."
Fill in the UK survey here
Fill in the Irish survey here
For other country surveys and more information, details on the IFJ website here