When the women of Dagenham’s Ford factory downed tools in 1968, they had just one goal driving them on – to be paid the same as their male counterparts.
45 years on and thanks to the introduction of the Equal Pay Act, the Dagenham women can proudly claim to have made a difference to working conditions. But can women really expect a fair deal or are they still lagging behind men and victims of inequality in the workplace?
Fulltime salaries are closing the salary gap, the average rising euro 12 per hour. On average 17% of women working fulltime earn less than men working full time.