According to the newest figures from Iceland Statistics, the average wages of women in Iceland are only 74% of the average wages of men. Women are, therefore, paid 26% less on average than men. This means that women have earned their wages after only 5 hours and 55 minutes on an average workday of 8 hours. If the workday begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at 5 p.m, women stop being paid for their work at 2:55 p.m.
Women are encouraged to leave work at 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday October 24th, 2018 to protest income inequality and sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. The protest slogan is Don’t Change Women, Change the World!
To find out more about Kvennafrí, go to the website here: www.kvennafri.is
You should also join the sign-making for the strike on 21st October at 2pm in the Efling Building on 4th floor. Join our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2129069870456903/