PAY EQUITY AND SALARY RELATIVITY
Equality without further delay
Along with many other unions and civil society groups, the APTS signed the petition tabled in the National Assembly on November 26 demanding, notably, that the Pay Equity Act be reviewed as soon as possible. We encourage our members to sign the petition.
A review of the Pay Equity Act would help address some shortcomings and make it comply with a Supreme Court decision, which ruled that wage gaps must be redressed as of the date that the changes engendering discrimination occur. This would apply to all pay equity audits, both past and future.
The Pay Equity Act must be reviewed every 10 years, with a report tabled in the National Assembly. The minister of labour, employment and social solidarity, Jean Boulet, tabled his report in June, but the government hasn’t acted on it, in contrast to its follow-up after the 2008–2009 review.