Campaign updates

Equal Pay Month 2020

Each year, the Fawcett Society calculates the day in the year that women effectively "stop earning", as a result of the gender pay gap. This year, we're asking our supporters to get active across the whole month of November and make some noise about companies who are failing to ensure fair and equal pay.

Join the next organising meeting on Tuesday 6th October, 5pm-6:30pm - via Zoom.

We'll be discussing company targets and agreeing online and offline tactics that supporters and groups can undertake in their local area. Register now.

We are also pulling together a small team to produce an accessible "allies guide", aimed at men who want to find out how they can better support women in their workplace.

Please get in touch (rianna.gargiulo@equalitytrust.org.uk) if you'd like to be involved.

Campaign victory: a step towards equal pay for workers at Landsec
July 2020

In July, we asked property development company Landsec to commit to three recommendations on equal pay. While the company asserted that it has a "low-risk approach to pay" (despite advertising jobs without a salary), Landsec did agree to undertake gender pay gap reporting by grade.

As the UK’s largest commercial property development and investment company, with just under 600 employees, this is a huge victory for the #EqualPay50 campaign, giving hundreds of workers the data necessary to identify and address potential instances of unequal pay.

Thank you to our friends ShareAction for their support and advice on using AGM Activism as a tool for transformative change, and to our AGM Activists Carl and Louise for their digital contributions!

Highlights from our 50th anniversary conference
June 2020

In case you missed it, or want to watch it back, the full conference (with British Sign Language) can be found on our YouTube channel. We've also created a playlist, containing separate videos of each speaker for easy sharing and playback.

Hear the stories of 50 women to mark 50 years of the Equal Pay Act
May 2020

We've brought together stories, videos and images of women workers across sectors, pay grade, age, and experience to mark 50 years since the Equal Pay Act 1970 was passed.

Hear the stories of 50 incredible women on our brand new website.

#EqualPay50 seminar series: Making equal and fair pay a reality
December 2019

As part of our campaign to make equal pay a key issue on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Equal Pay Act, we are working with a number of universities to run equal pay seminars. Watch the video below to see what happened at our recent seminar at Leeds University, featuring speakers and contributors from academia, law, business, the trade union movement and equality organisations, each providing insight into the context of unequal pay and strategies that have been successful.

Find out about upcoming events and how to organise a conference in your area. 

Banknotes for Women: London mobilisation
November 2019

The Equality Trust and a number of brilliant activists staged a public act of resistance outside some of London's biggest businesses by handing out roses to hundreds of women to mark the fact that many will be effectively "working for free" for the remainder of year.