November is Equal Pay Month

Every year in November, our friends at the Fawcett Society mark Equal Pay Day - the day in the year after which women are effectively working for free, as a result of the gender pay gap. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Equal Pay Act 1970 next May, we are urging our supporters to get active throughout the whole month of November.

Banknotes for Women: join our London mobilisation!

On Wednesday 6th November, we will be staging a street action in central London to highlight the fact that many women are working for free for the remainder of the year.

Join the event on Facebook now.

What you can do

  • Raise the issue of gender pay inequality on social media, using the hashtag #EqualPay50
  • Write a letter to your local paper (download our report From Pin Money to Fat Cats, Pay Inequality in the FTSE 100  for all the facts and figures you need)
  • Organise a meeting in your community or give a presentation to a local group (think about who might be interested in this, such as women’s student, political and trade union groups)
  • Arrange a discussion at work or organise a lunchtime meeting with your colleagues - we can provide you with a presentation and speakers notes (if you are in a trade union or staff association, ask for their support to organise this)
  • Organise a leafleting session using our fabulous new leaflets either on a high street (particularly good on a Saturday) or by a transport hub (if you want to catch the busy commuter rush hour)
  • Signpost people to the advice on progressing equal pay issues provided by our friends at the Fawcett Society

For more information, to order leaflets, or to get involved email rianna.gargiulo@equalitytrust.org.uk.