Iceland - Mind the pay gap - April 30, 2017

According to the country’s Ministry of Welfare, women are paid on average 7%-18% less than men. After years of campaigning by feminist groups, politicians have finally implemented legislation to force businesses to publish their wages, proving employees are paid equally. In this interview the thoughts on this legislation and what it is like to be a woman at the workplace are discussed.


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