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.

January 21, 2014
Most current eligible employees have received their pay equity payments and former employees will start getting payments by the end of January.
December 12, 2013
While payments have started, Canada Post has to review records for 30,000 current and former employees.
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.
July 25, 2013
While a number of the Separate Employer Pay Equity cases settled earlier in the spring, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) continues to deal with the complaints filed for the following separate employers:
June 27, 2013
Now that PSAC and Canada Post have agreed to a process to calculate and issue cheques for the outstanding pay equity adjustments and interest, PSAC has prepared answers to many of the questions that current and former members will have.
June 27, 2013
Ottawa – The Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canada Post have signed a memorandum of agreement that will see long-awaited pay equity cheques begin to be issued in August.
September 21, 1990
In order to ensure that the provisions of Sections 7, 10 and 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which establish the principle of equal pay for work of equal value, are fully implemented to improve the compensation entitlements of all Alliance members affected, it will be the policy of the Public Service Alliance of Canada to ensure that: