Pay equity

Thirty years ago the federal government passed a law making it illegal to discriminate against women in the workplace. But studies show that the wage gap is actually increasing. Women are still not receiving equal pay for work of equal value. PSAC continues to fight for our members’ right to pay equity – in workplaces ranging from the federal government, to Canada Post to a variety of private employers.

May 13, 2016
PSAC has negotiated a settlement with Statistical Survey Operations (SSO) that will put outstanding pay equity money into the hands of our members. The settlement will apply to thousands of eligible current and former Interviewers and Senior Interviewers who worked at Statistics Canada between March 8, 1985 and November 5, 1987 and for SSO between November 6, 1987 and November 30, 2013.
March 4, 2015
Despite the fact that it has been over three decades since the Canadian Human Rights Act was adopted in 1977, women working full time still earn an average of 70 per cent of wages men earn. The situation is even worse for women of colour, Aboriginal women and women with a disability.  PSAC’s experience of pursuing pay equity complaints for more than 35 years shows just how difficult it is to bridge the wage gap using a complaint-based process.  
March 4, 2015
Treasury Board
September 24, 2014
Files are being processed but the payment process will continue well into 2015.
September 16, 2013
A new federal law restricts the substance and application of pay equity in the public sector – making it more difficult for women to receive equal pay for work of equal value. The Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act is set to be implemented in the fall of 2013 and will compromise pay equity.
September 16, 2013
Thirty years. That's how long it took for the Public Service Alliance of Canada to win its pay equity complaint against Canada Post on behalf of clerical workers. Here’s a brief timeline of Canada Post pay equity
September 11, 2013
In 1989 the Public Service Alliance of Canada filed a pay equity complain complaint against the Government of the Northwest Territories. The complaint alleged that the GNWT had breached Section 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act by paying employees working in female-dominated occupational groups less than those employees working in male-dominated occupational groups performing work of equal value.