Despite the Equal Pay Act in 1970, women still earn less than men in Britain today. The current gender pay gap means women effectively stop earning relative to men on a day in November. This day is referred to as Equal Pay Day and varies according to the actual pay gap each year. In 2017, Equal Pay Day is on Friday 10th November - the same day as last year.

Mark Equal Pay Day 2017 with us!

Check back here later for up-to-date information on taking part in our campaign for Equal Pay Day 2017.

What else can I do?

Equal Pay Day comes around once a year, but the gender pay gap exists every hour of every day. Here's what you can do to make a change now:

  • Have a conversation at work about pay and find out what your colleagues earn
  • If your organisation employs over 250 people, ask your employer what they are doing to comply with new gender pay gap reporting rules, which require them to publish their gender pay gap from April 2018
  • Write to your MP and ask them what they and their party are doing to close the gender pay gap

Our Equal Pay Day campaign gets attention from politicians and policymakers across the political parties. Be sure to add your voice this Equal Pay Day.

Nicky Morgan MP”We’ve seen the best employers make ground breaking strides in tackling gender inequality. But the job won’t be complete until we see the talents of women and men recognised equally in every workplace. Nicky MorganConservative MP

Image result for Maria Miller‘I will ensure the Government’s strategy on reducing the gender pay gap properly focuses on those most affected – women aged over 40.’  Maria Miller MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee

Image result for Nicola Sturgeon‘My #PayGapPledge is to do everything I can as Scottish First Minister to advance equal pay & gender equality #EqualPayDay.’ Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the SNP

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