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Cheaper metro women pay on Equal Pay Day to drive : less for the BVG-Ticket

On 18. March figures for females, less for a transport ticket than men. With the action on the BVG wants to do on the existing wage inequality carefully, as announced on Tuesday. Because women in Germany earn on average 21 percent less than men, there are of the LPP on the so-called Equal Pay Day "for one day, the world's first woman ticket".

women must pay on the day only 5.50 euros instead of seven Euro for a day ticket - which is 21 percent less than usual. "It is not our intention, that men feel by the action discriminated against", stressed the BVG. "On the other side: Who apologizes to the women, who earn an average of 21 percent less?"

take Advantage of men on the day of the Ticket, apply to the BVG-information as a black-and-driver. "This is the same as other discounted Tickets: Who uses them, must prove that he is entitled to do so," said the transport companies.

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Equal Pay Day, The wage gap unchanged

Marie Rövekamp

Since the beginning of the year up to this 18. March working women, theoretically, without salary, until they are equal to men. Because the wage gap between men and women remains in Germany to a high level. With 21 percent, Germany is in the EU one of the rear seats. (AFP)

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