Equal pay has been one of the key battlegrounds in the fight to close the gender gap. The latest statistics suggest that this year on average women will still earn only 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man.
And the pandemic has only exacerbated the gender pay gap, as women are more likely than men to work in sectors that were devastated by national lockdowns – like hospitality. Working mothers are also more likely to have to care for children sent home by school closures than working fathers.
Equality campaigners Rachel Verdin and Dr Wanda Wyporska join Stephen to discuss why, years after most developed nations introduced equal pay legislation, women still seem to be getting a rough deal in the workplace.
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