Equal pay campaigners in London, 1954. Sadly, their banners are still apt today, 60 years on
Equal pay campaigners in London, 1954. Sadly, their banners are still apt today, 60 years on

Monday 9 November marks the day in the year when women in full-time jobs effectively begin to work for free as they are, on average, paid 14.2 per cent less per year than their male counterparts.

To mark this date campaigners have created Equal Pay Day, a day to highlight the fact that despite the Equal Pay Act being introduced in Britain over 40 years ago, gender pay inequality still exists.

The TUC estimates that just one in 15 women who are working full-time earn £50,000 or more per year, compared to one in seven men.

Female workers from the Ford factory in Dagenham attend a conference on equal rights in 1968 (Picture: Getty)
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