French women down tools to mark gaping gender pay gap


A feminist group urged French women to leave work at 4.34 p.m. on Monday to highlight the pay gap between men and women's average hourly wage which, at 15.1% in 2010, means a woman will work 38.2 days more than a man for the same salary.

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It seems an insignificant time: 16:34 on Monday November 7th. and yet, for women across France, it has huge importance: it is the moment they effectively stop being paid for 2016, thanks to the gender pay gap, reports BBC News.