Today is Equal Pay Day, a day deemed so due to the enlargement of the gender pay gap in the United Kingdom. From Nov. 9 onward until the new year begins, it has been reported that women are effectively working for no pay.
Nov. 9 has been acknowledged by many nations, along with the U.K. as a day to recognize womens’ fight for equal pay and workplace equality.
Twitter users spoke out about their experiences regarding unequal pay for women and shared opinions on the matter, which continues to rise as an issue worldwide.
— UN Women (@UN_Women) November 9, 2015
— Catherine Humphrey (@cathumphrey) November 9, 2015
— Helen Laurence (@HelenJLaurence) November 9, 2015
— DrtyHippiePanda (@DrtyHippiePanda) November 9, 2015
We want to say that everything is okay and that women are just "lazy" and don't want to work "real" jobs. BUT IT IS NOT OKAY. #EqualPayDay
— Hannah Martian (@DramaHannahM) November 9, 2015
— PositiveLuxury (@PositiveLuxury) November 9, 2015
— Dignity At Darden (@DignityAtDarden) November 9, 2015
According to a salary checker, I am earning £4K less than I should be #EqualPayDay
— Steph Church (@stphrchl) November 9, 2015
Wish my employer would close the gender pay gap. Equal pay, for equal work please. #EqualPayDay
— Hayley M (@Moran_Manc) November 9, 2015
Today is #EqualPayDay. If you are a woman, on average, it's like you are working the rest of the year for free. We think that's really shit
— FTKOSQ (@FTKOSQ) November 9, 2015
Happy #EqualPayDay ! Except not happy, not at all, not for my sisters on less than the living wage and not for high paid, passed-over women.
— Kitty Earnshaw (@kittyshhh) November 9, 2015