Women Germany will be able to enjoy cheaper rail travel Monday. They will be given a 21 per cent reduction fares part of Germany's Equal Pay Day events. Equal Pay Day is dedicated to raising awareness the gender pay gap. It symbolizes the number additional days a woman must work a year to earn what men earn. The exact day differs each country, depending pay disparity. It is enthusiastically celebrated Germany, where women are paid 21 per cent less compared to men in terms of average gross hourly earnings. Berlin's public transport company is reducing the cost its day travel ticket 21 per cent, charging €5.50 instead of the usual €7.00.
Berlin's metro system was wholeheartedly backing its Equal Pay Day initiative. It is advertising it with an online ad that vows to actually close gender pay gap. It says: "Gender-specific wage gap. Sounds stupid. Is stupid. We'll close it." Critics the cheaper day pass say it won't necessarily help women as most workers the city buy monthly travel passes. The day passes are largely purchased tourists. Men could find themselves trouble if they try to buy the cheaper day pass. The Metro said men found using the discounted tickets would be treated regular fare evaders. Any man caught with the day pass will be deemed fare dodger and receive a €60 fine.