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We must all help eradicate the class pay gap

Woman holding a piece of paper reading 'Equal Pay'
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Resham Kotecha

  • Deputy Chair
  • Social Mobility Commission

If I was a man working full-time in the UK, I could stop working today and still earn the same as the average full-time woman for the year. But I’m a woman, and today is Equal Pay Day.

That means from today, UK women (collectively, effectively) stop being paid, based on the gender pay gap.

It means women have to work for 39 more days, just to earn what men do – because our average hourly pay is lower.

Alongside gender, class also has a huge impact on people’s pay, as well as their chances of building a better life for themselves and their families.


Read our Deputy Chair, Resham Kotecha’s, full article in HR magazine.