Today is first pay day of the year for women in the UK

04.03.20 / Women in the UK work an average of 63 unpaid days because of the gender pay gap, making today the first day of the year that they effectively begin to get paid, the UK Trades Union Congress says.

However, this number varies by more than a month across the country. The gender pay gap ranges between 20.5% in the south-east and 10.1% in Northern Ireland.

There is also a significant difference across the sectors. In the financial industry, which has the widest gender pay gap, women wait 123 days, or more than a third of the year, to get paid.

“Our economy is stacked against working women. At this rate, it will take another 50 years to close the gender pay gap,” said the TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady.

Full story at The Guardian


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