Leave 16.2% earlier? How to really protest the gender pay gap

Women across Iceland stopped work at 2:38pm sharp today to protest the gender pay gap, which is similar to Australia’s at around 17%.

They finished up on the minute which, on average, they stop getting paid compared with the salaries of their average male counterparts. And they did it on the same day, the 24th October, that nine out of ten Icelandic women went on strike in 1975 to protest gender inequalities, a day they called Women’s Day Off.



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