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Equal Pay Day falls on 8 September this year, marking the additional time from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same as men.

Using average weekly ordinary time earnings data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in August, the Agency calculates the national gender pay gap to be 16.2%, a decrease of 1.7 percentage points over the previous 12-month period.

The decline in the gender pay gap can be explained by stronger growth in women’s average weekly earnings compared with men’s average weekly earnings over the 12 month period.

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day to raise awareness of gender pay equity challenges and solutions.

How can you mark Equal Pay Day?

1.      Raise awareness by taking an Equal Pay Day selfie

To raise awareness of the importance of pay equity, take a selfie with a pay gap stat in this gender equality statistics pack. Post the picture on social media using the hashtag #EPD2016.

2.      Host an Equal Pay Day event

Engage your co-workers with Equal Pay Day by hosting an event, such as a morning tea. At the event outline the current position of gender equality in Australia using the resources listed below, and put out some pay gap stat sheets for your co-workers to take an Equal Pay Day selfie with.

3.      Sign up to the Pay Equity Leadership network

Throughout the year the Agency works with a network of Pay Equity Ambassadors and Official Supporters to educate the business and wider community on pay equity. Find out more about eligibility for the program.

4.      Spread best practice initiatives by using the #EPD2016 hashtag

If your organisation is already taking action to address pay equity, share your insights on social media using the hashtag #EPD2016

5.      See if your industry has pay equity in hand

Visit the Agency’s Data Explorer and get up to speed with what your industry is doing to address pay equity. Share your insights on social media using the hashtag #EPD2016.

Source: WGEA

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