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Gemma Arterton, the Made In Dagenham stage star, said “any man worth their soul” should be supporting an equal pay campaign outside Parliament.

The former Bond girl is starring in the West End musical adaptation of the story of the female workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant, who went on strike over equal pay in 1968.

She joined the original Dagenham workers and politicians at a rally timed to coincide with a Labour bid to force big firms to publish the difference in pay between male and female employees.

She said industry is behind the times, in reference to leaks from Sony Pictures that revealed stars Jennifer Lawrence and Amy McAdams were paid less than their male co-stars in American Hustle.

The actor said: “Yeah, it is lagging behind the times. I think there’s something interesting in that we don’t like to talk about what we earn because it’s not the done thing. But actually we should because then we can say, ‘hang on a minute – that’s not right’, and challenge it. That’s part of the reason equal pay is not in place, because we are shy to speak up. That’s why, if we can anonymously get companies to publish that, we will be able to see for ourselves.”

Veterans of the Dagenham protest said they were not surprised that women are still not getting equal pay, “because men are too powerful”. They added that more women should be in Parliament and more women like former Labour politician Barbara Castle were needed.

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Gemma Arterton and Christian Louboutin attended Evgeny Lebedev’s Christmas Party in London, UK, last Thursday (December 11, 2014).

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– Photo Gallery > Candids > December 11, 2014 #2

Made In Dagenham stage star Gemma Arterton said “any man worth their soul” should be supporting an equal pay campaign outside Parliament. Former Bond girl Arterton is starring in the West End musical adaptation of the story of the female workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant who went on strike over equal pay in 1968.

MPs could force firms to publish the difference in male and female workers’ wages after an attempt to seek it voluntarily failed.

By Anushka Asthana, Political Correspondent

Thousands of large companies could be forced to publish the pay gap between male and female employees following a vote in Parliament on Tuesday that will see a number of Lib Dems team up with Labour.

Sky News has learnt Nick Clegg’s backbenchers will be given a free vote on the proposals being put forward by the Labour MP for Rotherham, Sarah Champion.

She will warn an attempt to get companies to publish voluntarily has failed, with only five out of around 7,000 large companies actually producing the information.

Gemma Arterton marches on parliament to demand equal pay for women. She joined with veterans of Dagenham’s equal pay protests today to demand MPs tackle the gap between men and women’s salaries.

Gemma Arterton was spotted arriving to the Adelphi Theatre for her performance in ‘Made In Dagenham‘ in London, UK, last Thursday (December 11, 2014).

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– Photo Gallery > Candids > December 11, 2014

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– Photo Gallery > Hannah Arterton > YouTube Videos > Someone New (Screencaptures)
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