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.

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.”
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.

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