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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Coalition For Pay Equity Launches New Campaign In Province

The poverty of working people is a scandal.........So says Gail Taylor of the Coalition for Pay Equity which is launching a campaign to raise money to press the issue amid fears of what might be coming in the next provincial budget.

Taylor, who chairs the Saint John regional committee for pay equity, tells CHSJ News there is a myth about businesses going belly up if they pay women more because in Quebec, where pay equity has been legislated, there is no such evidence.

On the other hand, she says higher pay for women would help alleviate poverty, which is a big problem in the city, as well as stimulate the local economy.

The Coalition has been told in the south end, poverty has a feminine face.