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12 November 2018

Carrie Gracie Kickstarts Fundraising for New Service to Combat Pay Discrimination

The Fawcett Society and YESS Law have launched a Go Fund Me page to raise money towards a new Equal Pay Advice Service.

The campaign, which is seeking to raise £20,000 has been kickstarted by a donation from Carrie Gracie’s backdated pay from the BBC. Writing directly on the Go Fund Me page, Gracie commented:

‘As an international editor at the BBC, I thought I was being paid equally, until I learnt my male colleagues were earning at least 50% more for doing the same job. I know I am not alone. Since I fought my case, many women in other workplaces have told me about their feelings of confusion and helplessness in confronting pay discrimination at the hands of big, ‘lawyered up’ employers. It can be very lonely, especially for those who can’t afford any legal support.’

The new Advice Service will be for women on low incomes, who otherwise would be unable to access the help they need.

Add your support to the fundraising campaign here.

 

Equal Pay Day

The Fawcett Society’s Go Fund Me campaign was launched on the eve of Equal Pay Day.

Equal Pay Day marks the day in the year that women effectively stop getting paid compared to their male counterparts and this year it fell on Saturday 10th November.