Sex discrimination banner 1968
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

The gender pay gap on International Women's Day

Parity is this year's theme for International Women's Day so 46 years after the introduction of the Equal Pay Act, BBC Rewind looks back on the history of the gender pay gap.

Despite equal pay legislation being introduced in 1970 a gender pay gap still exists today. According to the Office of National Statistics, women are still paid 24.6% less than their male counterparts in skilled trades.

Video produced by BBC Rewind

  • 08 Mar 2016
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: Women 'should have the first word'