Most up to date figures show that women earn 22.2% less than men on average.

Equal Pay Day

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Today has been dubbed Equal Pay Day, highlighting the difference in pay between men and women.

A new survey from WorkEqual shows childcare is still one of the biggest obstacles to gender equality in the workplace.

WorkEqual founder, Sonya Lennon, says from today women are effectively working for free:

“It is hanging around 14% at the moment – these are the latest figures we have. 

“I suppose, with the upcoming gender pay-gap reporting, we should get a much deeper understanding of the gender pay gap in Ireland. 

“This is really about marking the gender pay-gap that we’re still trying to tackle.”