To draw attention to the problem of gender pay inequity, Maclean’s is asking men to pay 26 per cent more than women for its magazine this month, a reflection of the persistent wage differential between full-time working men and women in Canada. The content of both magazines is exactly the same, but one cover aimed at men costs $8.81, while the other created for women costs $6.99. The Maclean’s cover story looks at why efforts to close the wage gap have failed, and whether new federal legislation will finally create a more level playing field.
Leading by example, in Iceland, after women walked out of work at precisely 2:38 p.m.,a full workday minus 30 per cent, to illustrate the pay gap there, the country enacted a new law that makes it mandatory for companies with 25 or more employees to show they provide equal pay.
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