Equal Pay Day

Laurie Bidwell

Equal Pay Day Thursday 7 November 2013

Today is Equal Pay Day – the day on which women effectively stop being paid for the year because of the gender pay gap.

 The date for Equal Pay Day is set by the latest pay statistics, which show that women working full-time earn 15 per cent less per hour (excluding overtime) than men working full-time.

The gender pay gap for women working part-time is even greater at 35.6 per cent.

 For the UK’s six million female part-time workers, they effectively stop being paid on 27 August.

The TUC has marked Equal Pay Day by publishing an analysis looking at the size of the gender pay in occupations across the workforce.

Its analysis of official figures shows that in many professions the gender pay gap is far greater than 15 per cent.