"Despite the Equal Pay Act in 1970, women still earn less than men in Britain today." - The Fawcett Society
Equal Pay Day is the point of the year after which women would be working for zero pay if they had the same annual income as their male colleagues. For 2017’s Equal Pay Day, the SU is hosting a walk-out where we are urging female students and staff to walk out of whatever they’re doing to help us make a huge “17%” out of people! We’re doing this because 17%* is the gender pay gap of West Yorkshire and has been increasing year-on-year since 2013. We want to lower it!
What we’re doing: On Friday 10th November at 3:30pm, female students and staff will meet in the University Plaza to create the image of “17%” - which will be photographed from above – before going back to work or university.
The Students’ Union also aims to do the following in order to influence educational institutions** in and around Huddersfield:
How can you get involved?
The SU would love your support by joining us in walking out on Friday 10th November at 3:30pm to create the gender pay gap percentage.
* 17.1% gender pay gap is true as of 2016.
**Institutions such a Kirklees College (Kirklees College has recently been ‘named and shamed’ by the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) for having the largest gender pay gap of any university or college in the country.)