A House of Commons Special Committee on Pay Equity is recommending a new proactive federal law for public and private sector workers.
“We are very pleased with the Committee’s report – It’s Time to Act recommending the government accept the overall direction of the 2004 Federal Pay Equity Task Force report and adopt the majority of its recommendations,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson.
The Committee recognized the current law isn’t working for either employees or employers. It also recognized the role of unions in the pay equity process.
In her presentation to the Special Committee, Benson highlighted PSAC’s almost 40-year history of successful pay equity complaints in spite of long delays and stubborn resistance by employers. The recent victory for members at Statistical Survey Operations took almost 15 years to achieve.