Women in Iceland protest 14% gender pay gap by leaving work 14 minutes early – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
September 25, 2018

Women in Iceland protest 14% gender pay gap by leaving work 14 minutes early

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Although Iceland has been named number one on the gender gap index according to World Economic Forum, there is still pay inequality.

Like Ireland, women in Iceland earn 14% – 18% less than their male counterparts.

On Monday, women in Iceland left work at 14:38, 14 minutes early, in protest of gender pay inequality.

Thousands of women gathered at Reykjaviks Austurvollur Square and all round the country.

On the same date October 24th in 1975, 90% of women stopped working for the day in protest.

In 2005, women protested by leaving work at 14:08 and in 2008 women protested by leaving work at 14:25.

If the gender pay gap continues getting smaller at the rate it is currently going in Iceland, it will take 52 years for equal pay.

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