Every year the Fawcett Society marks Equal Pay Day, the day from which women effectively stop earning relative to men. This year, the day falls on November 14th.
We’re asking all our supporters to show solidarity with women who are experiencing pay discrimination by wearing one of our ‘Equal Pay’ pin badges.
This special edition 50th anniversary edition comes in gold and cream, and is only available on The Fawcett Society shop.
Next year we mark 50 years since the iconic Equal Pay Act. But rather than consigning pay discrimination to history, it seems more common than ever. Your purchase will bring us one step closer to ending workplace discrimination once and for all, as all proceeds go back into our campaign work.
Show your solidarity with women fighting for equal pay. Get your Equal Pay badge today!
About the campaign
Nearly 50 years since the Equal Pay Act, women still earn less than men in Britain today.
- Today’s data shows that this year’s Equal Pay Day , the day in the year when women effectively start to work for free, falls on 14th November. Progress to close the gender pay gap is dismally slow and at this rate it will take 60 years to eradicate it.
- The pay gap represents a productivity gap and a waste of women’s skills and potential. Too many women are trapped in low paid part-time work or locked out of non-traditional sectors while others experience pay or pregnancy discrimination.
- Black and minority ethnic women continue to experience bigger pay gaps than white women as they face multiple barriers and discrimination. It’s time to speed up the pace of change and shift the balance of power. We need gender pay gap reporting by ethnicity, medium-sized employers included in reporting requirements and a requirement to publish action plans. Employers have to be held to account.
Read our explainer about the differences between the gender pay gap and pay discrimination here: