Friday the 5th of September is Equal Pay Day!
The pay gap between what men and women earn over their lifetimes has just reached 18.2%, which is a record. This means that it takes a woman an extra 67 days of work to earn the same amount that a man earns in 12 months
To put it another way, women earn 82% as much as men. If the normal working day starts at 9am and ends at 5pm this gap means that women are effectively working for free from 3.38pm in the afternoon.
In 2014, this just isn't good enough.
That's why to mark Equal Pay Day we are asking people to hit social media at 3.38pm on Friday the 5th of September and post and tweet that the 18% pay gap needs to go.
The pay gap means that women end up with less retirement savings - a problem that Tony Abbott has just made a lot worse by cutting the Low Income Super Contribution payment leaving women, who already retire with less than half the super savings of men, with up to $27,000 less in their accounts.