Women in Berlin, Germany will get cheaper travel on Monday for Equal Pay Day - a 21 per cent in subway fares. Equal Pay Day is to raise of the gender pay gap. It symbolizes how extra days a year women must work to earn men earn. Every country does things. It is a big in Germany, where women are paid 21 per cent less than men in of average gross hourly earnings. Berlin's subway is cutting the of a day travel ticket by 21 per cent, charging €5.50 instead of the €7.00.
Berlin's metro is backing its initiative. It is advertising . An ad vows to close the gender pay gap. It says: "Gender-specific wage . Sounds stupid. Is . We'll close it." Critics of the cheaper day pass say women won't benefit as most workers buy travel passes. Tourists buy the day . Men could be in if they try to buy the cheaper day pass. Men found using the tickets would be treated like fare . Any man caught buying the day pass will receive a of €60.