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Monday, November 21, 2011

Coalition For Pay Equity Says It Won't Come About Without Legislation

The Coalition for Pay Equity says any idea the provincial government may have about businesses implementing pay equity voluntarily is pie in the sky.....the stuff of fairy tales. 

Gail Taylor chairs the Coalition's Saint John Regional Committee and says the five year plan to see if the private sector would voluntarily close the wage gap between men and women doing comparable jobs has been an abject failure. Taylor tells CHSJ News the wage gap actually got larger during one of those years.

The Coalition, which is seeking to raise 40 thousand dollars for a campaign to bring pay equity about, is waiting to see what the province is going to do to raise the wages paid to workers in childcare, homecare, transition homes and community residences because the review of their situations has been done.