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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Coalition Calls For Pay Equity Legislation For Private Sector

Home support, transition house, and child care workers are mostly women....and according to the results of a study on pay equity, they are still being left behind when it comes to the amount they're paid.

According to the Coalition for Pay Equity, community residence workers will be earning in 2016 what they should have earned in 2013. Chair Vallie Stearns says that demonstrates more than ever that we need pay equity legislation for the private sector.

The 2009 Pay Equity Act only applies to the public sector.....and not services contracted or subsidized by the government.