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Thursday 14 November is Equal Pay Day

Commenting on Equal Pay Day today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Today’s the day when women effectively stop getting paid for the rest of the year compared to men. Working women deserve so much better.

“The next government must deliver real change for women. We want tougher employer action to close the gender pay gap, flexible work from the first day in the job, better maternity and paternity pay, a new law to prevent sexual harassment and new laws to end pregnancy and maternity discrimination.”

Editors note
  • Equal Pay Day is the day in the year when women effectively begin to work for free, based on a comparison of the gap between earnings for male and female workers. The date is calculated from analysis by the Fawcett Society: www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.6 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.

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