On International Women’s Day, Iceland announced their plans to force companies to pay all employees the same regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.
The time is right to do something radical about this issue.
Equal rights are human rights. We need to make sure that men and women enjoy equal opportunity in the workplace. It is our responsibility to take every measure to achieve that.
In October, thousands of Icelandic women walked out of their workplaces in a nationwide strike to protest against earning less than men.
However, Icelandic women still earn 14 to 18 per cent less than men, on average, according to the Center for Gender Equality in Iceland.