Equal Pay Day

Think that there really is equality in the work place? Think again. We have previously published statistics from the U.S but how do we fare locally?

Last October AMP/NATSEM released a new report that showed a 25-year-old woman with post-graduate qualifications would, over her lifetime, earn $2.49 million. The 25-year-old who had taken the same classes and finished the same degree would accumulate $3.78 million.

However, the 25- year-old woman whom had completed her postgraduate degree would still not earn as much as her male school leaver counterpart – he would earn $2.55 million.

Upset? Annoyed? Perhaps a little angry?
Unfortunately this is not unique to Australia.

See what the Swiss women’s organisation, Zürcher Frauenzentrale did when they teamed up with the Swiss bank and ad agency Publicis Zurich for Equal Pay Day earlier this year.

– Claws xo