Switzerland - Thousands take to the streets in support of gender wage equality - September 30, 2018

Some 20.000 people participated in a protest supporting gender wage equality. Although gender equality is part of the country’s constitution, women on average still earn 20% less than their male colleagues. Organisers of the protest warned that women are prepared to go on strike if parliamentarians do not fix the pay gap. The protest was organised while parliament was debating an amendment aimed at imposing more oversight over wage distribution at large companies.

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