The focus of this year’s Reading Liberal Youth stall at Fresher’s Fayre was to demand equal pay for equal jobs. Over 200 students flocked to our stall to agree with us, and signed our petition.
Liberal Democrats want to make it a legal requirement for companies employing more than 250 people to publish the average pay of their male and female workers, creating pressure to close the gender pay gap. Women should have the same opportunities as their male colleagues in the workplace and should be rewarded accordingly.
You can sign the petition online at libdems.org.uk/breaking_down_the_gender_pay_gap
As well as Equal Pay for Equal Jobs, we also launched our campaigns for Fairer Fares and Commonwealth LGBT+ Rights.