Wage disparity means women all across Europe are essentially working for free.
Iceland is the best country in the world for gender equality, yet women still earn on average 14 to 18 per cent less than their male colleagues. According to unions and women’s organisations, this means in every eight hour day women are essentially working without pay from 2.38pm.
In the Nordic country’s capital, Reykjavik, thousands of women gathered in central Austurvöllur square when they left the offices, shops, factories, and schools where they were supposed to be working. Similar but smaller protests are thought to have taken place around the country.