Women leave work at 2:38 pm to protest pay gap

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Thousands of women left work at 2:38 p.m. in Iceland on Monday to protest the gender pay gap in the country.

In Iceland, women earn 14 to 18% less than men, which means on an average eight hour work day, women are essentially working for free after 2:38 p.m, according to labor unions and rights groups, the New York Time’s Women in the World section reports.

Across the country, women left work at 2:38 pm and took to the streets to protest.