Women Across Switzerland Are Striking For Equal Pay

Swiss women are striking en masse on Friday, in a 24-hour nationwide protest to highlight the country's poor record on gender equality and the gender pay gap.

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  • Switzerland women's strike: 'Inequality is non-negotiable ...
    Swiss women are striking en masse on Friday, in a 24-hour nationwide protest to highlight the country's poor record on gender equality and the gender pay gap.
    07/11/2019 - 4:48 pm | View Website
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    Women across Switzerland walked off the job, burned bras and blocked traffic Friday in a day of demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality and an end to sexual harassment and violence. It was the first such protests in the Alpine nation in 28 years.
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  • Women in Switzerland Strike for Their Rights
    This year’s strike was planned after Switzerland passed an equal pay law that didn’t really do much. The new law only applies to companies with over 100 workers and doesn’t have any penalties for companies that don’t pay women equally. Though equal pay is a big focus, the strike was about more than money.
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