20 November 2020

Equal Pay Day 2020 - the day where women stop getting paid relative to men, is 20 November this year. Our research shows the coronavirus pandemic means we are at a generational crossroads for equality for women and equal pay in the workplace. And in our report published today, we are calling on the government to take action and make our hopes, and not our fears, a reality. 

You can read the full report here.


We can't gather together in person this year but we've got lots of ways you can take part and call on the government.

Wear an Equal Pay face mask

Face masks are vital to keep us safe at the moment. We're asking you to use your face mask to take action. Can you design an Equal Pay face mask to share the message that we need to take action on the gender pay gap? 

You can draw on a mask using a marker, stick a sticker on it or even sew it. Use an Equal Pay pin badge or even write straight onto a mask. We've got some tips below to help you. 

Some top tips for making your mask on Equal Pay Day:

  • Use your Equal Pay pin badge for a quick mask creation. 
  • Write on a disposable mask with a marker 
  • Use a sticky label or post it note and stick it onto a mask 
  • If you're feeling very creative have a go at sewing on the words Equal Pay
  • Make sure it's visible so we can get our message even further

Other ways to get involved in Equal Pay Day

Write to your MP

Last year we launched the Right to Know, a campaign to give women who suspect they are being paid less than their counterpart, the legal right to have this information.

  • Only 24% of workers say that salaries are discussed openly in their workplace.
  • Four in ten people (40%) do not know that women have a right to equal pay for work of equal value.

In October the Equal Pay Implementation and Claims Bill went to Parliament and was passed to a second reading. So now we're putting pressure on MPs to support the Bill.

Can you write to your MP and ask them to pledge their support for the Bill? 

Sign Kay's Petition

Last year we shared Kay's story with you - After ten years of working as a chef for a large catering company, she found out she was being paid much less than a male colleague - even though they did the exact same job.

She's calling for all women to have the legal Right to Know if they are being paid less than a male colleague - and her signature has already gained over 60,000 signatures. Sign her petition now to demand the Right to Know.