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.
August 31, 2017
Concerns have been raised over pay equity settlement payment calculations that were based on the number of hours worked and do not include paid leave, overtime rates, and designated paid holidays. Given that this issue affects the general implementation of the settlement between Statistical Survey Operations and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the parties continue to work together to resolve this issue in a manner that will apply to all eligible employees.
July 18, 2017
We recommend that members file an appeal within 120 calendar days of their receipt of payment.
July 12, 2017
It has recently come to the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s attention that SSO’s pay equity settlement calculations fail to include paid leaves, overtime rates, full compensation for designated paid holidays and other forms of compensation.
March 17, 2017
PSAC National President Robyn Benson and Ontario Regional Executive Vice-President Sharon DeSousa are at the United Nations in New York to press world leaders to live up to their international legal obligations with respect to gender equality
October 6, 2016
A proactive pay equity law has been needed for decades
June 28, 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.
June 10, 2016
A House of Commons Special Committee on Pay Equity is recommending a new proactive federal law for public and private sector workers. “We are very pleased with the Committee’s report – It’s Time to Act recommending the government accept the overall direction of the 2004 Federal Pay Equity Task Force report and adopt the majority of its recommendations,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson.
June 9, 2016
If you recently received a letter from Canada Post through the Canada Revenue Agency regarding pay equity, please note that it is legitimate.
April 20, 2016
Robyn Benson, PSAC National President is urging the Liberal government to make proactive pay equity legislation a reality without further delay.
February 4, 2016
The House of Commons has adopted an NDP motion that could result in creating a new pay equity law that puts the onus on employers to provide pay equity. “We appreciate the NDP addressing this important issue so early in the new Parliament,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson. “Our experience with the current complaint process under the Canadian Human Rights Act is that it can take literally decades for women to achieve pay equity and we urge the government to act without delay, said Benson.”