Iceland’s prime minister is joining tens of thousands of women in a strike for equal pay today.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir had earlier told Icelandic media that she planned to take part in the industrial action, organised under the slogan ‘Do you call this equality?’, and not come to work.
Talking to Iceland Monitor, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Iceland’s Prime Minister, announced she will not work on the strike day. She also said that she expects other female government members to do the same “in solidarity with Icelandic women”.
“As you know, we have not yet reached our goals of full gender equality, and we are still tackling the gender-based wage gap, which is unacceptable in 2023. We are still tackling gender-based violence, which has been a priority for my government to tackle,” said Jakobsdóttir, as quoted by CNN.
— Katrín Jakobsdóttir (@katrinjak) October 22, 2023