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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Working women in Britain face a 100 year wait to be paid the same as men, with progress towards closing the gender pay gap stalling as younger women's wages lag behind, a women's rights group said on Friday (Nov 10). The pay gap between men and women in Britain stands at 14.1 per cent - unchanged over the past two years - but has grown significantly for women in their twenties, to 5.5 per cent this year from 1.1 percent in 2011, according to the Fawcett Society. The data was published on Friday, dubbed Equal Pay Day in Britain, after which women effectively work for free until the end of the year because of the disparity in earnings with their male colleagues. "We are going backwards and that is extremely worrying," Sam Smethers, Fawcett Society chief executive, said in a statement. "The pay gap is widest for older women as it grows ov...

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