Equal Pay Day is the day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. Because, on average women earn less than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. This year April 11th marks Equal Pay Day – the day when a typical woman’s earnings have caught up to what a man made the previous year. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.
On April 11, 2017 The Ontario Equal Pay Coalition is holding events across the province:
Toronto – meet at noon at the corner of College and University to rally for action
Ottawa – meet at 109 Catherine Street, Liberal MPP Yasir Naqvi’s office at noon
London – there will be a gender pay gap awareness table set up at Fanshawe College in F hallway, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kingston – in front of Stauffer Library on the corner of University Avenue and Union Street, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
If you can’t make it out to an event wherever you are, wear red to symbolize that discriminatory pay gaps keep women “in the red”.
Follow the Equal Pay Coalition on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use the hashtag #EqualPayDay