Equal Pay Day began in Germany in 2008. It’s a symbolic day that symbolises how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. It’s now global. This year it fell on February 28 in Europe.
The wage gap between men and women in the private sector amounts to 20% in Belgium. The biggest reason for this gap is part-time work. And part-time work also means a part-time pension – a grim prospect for women, as their pensions amount to 39% less than men’s on average in Europe.
Every year, mortierbrigade presents its new campaign for Equal Pay Day Europe.
This year’s film is a black comedy about a young man in a relationship with an old woman. The film, which at first appears to be romantic and inclusive, has a sting in its tail.
No spoiler – watch the film below, but its proposition is that making pay equal will increase your inheritance.