Today is Equal Pay Day

17 Apr

by Hannah Blythyn

Today is Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day falls on Tuesday 17th April as the date signifies how far into 2012 women must work to earn the equivalent of what men earned for the whole of 2011.

A Tuesday was selected by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) to represent the additional days women must work into the week in order to match what men earned in the previous working week.

People are encouraged to wear red on Equal Pay Day as a symbol of how women are ‘in the red’ with their pay. For more information on Equal Pay Day and how to get involved go to: http://www.pay-equity.org/day-kit.html

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