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Equal Pay Day should have you fired up… and keep you fired up

Especially if you care about a fair go for women. 

There are plenty of battles to fight if you’re interested in being a culture warrior in Australia – we have abused asylum seekers, continued second-class treatment of our Indigenous people, a hurtful marriage equality debate, demonisation of welfare recipients – but today’s focus has been on how women get paid less than men on average

It’s something that happens throughout our lives, according to this handy poster:

Of course, it’s nearly knock-off time now (unless you’re one of these casual workers with non-standard hours, no proper contract and are subject to the various work-arounds employers use to avoid giving their workers the entitlements that our ancestors fought for), but that doesn’t mean you should give up the battle.

Check out the #EqualPayDay hashtag on Twitter to find out what’s what and what you can do to fight for a fairer future for women.

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