The “Pay Equity Network” in Motion

NAWL, in collaboration with the Canadian Labour Congress, organized a meeting of the Pay Equity Network (PEN) in Ottawa on May 2nd, 2007. Approximately 40 representatives of the labour movement and of women’s groups from Québec and the rest of Canada met in Ottawa to discuss recent developments in their respective regions. Representatives of Bell…

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Government Inaction on Pay Equity

Federal sector workers have been fighting since 1977 to get their employers – Bell Canada, Telus, Canada Post, Air Canada, and the Treasury Board, for example – to meet their pay equity obligations. They have been waging epic battles, some lasting 10, 15, and even 20 years, against these big companies. The failure of the…

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Fa La La La La: Carollers To Herald Pay Equity

Hark, the women voters Sing! Near where Parliament carillons ring! Urging candidates to make key, promises of equality. Pay equity law is overdue, Women across Canada are warning you To commit to get it done or this will be your only run Hark, the women voters Sing! Near where Parliament carillons ring! WHAT: Debut of…

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Liberal Pay Equity Commitment Needs to Be Turned into New Law

OTTAWA – Liberal Cabinet Ministers who have expressed their support for pay equity will be under scrutiny in the upcoming weeks to see if they make good on their commitment. Responding to ongoing lobbying by the Pay Equity Network, Justice Minister Irwin Cotler, and Labour Minister Joe Fontana have publicly confirmed their government’s commitment to…

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At The Heart of Human Rights: A campaign for a Pay Equity Law

“The time for pay equity is now!” That’s the message of the Pay Equity Network (PEN), which includes NAWL, as it launches its campaign for the adoption of a pay equity law. This cross-country campaign aims to pressure the federal government to adopt the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force. The PEN is a…

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Balancing Budgets on the backs of women: Pay Equity Post-NAPE

“It is unacceptable that governments are now authorized to balance their budgets on the backs of women” On December 10th, 2004, International Human Rights Day, women’s organizations, labour unions and other community groups publicly expressed their disappointment and sense of betrayal following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in NAPE v. Newfoundland. The Court in…

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Valentine’s Day Card to MPs

In 2005, a number of women’s organizations, provincial pay equity coalitions and the Canadian Labour Congress have formed a Network to pressure the federal government to take steps towards implementing this report. More than 200 women’s groups, labour unions and community organizations signed on to the Network’s Call to Action on Pay Equity. On February…

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Signatories to the Pay Equity Network Call to Action

In 2005, a number of women’s organizations, provincial pay equity coalitions and the Canadian Labour Congress have formed a Network to pressure the federal government to take steps towards implementing this report. More than 200 women’s groups, labour unions and community organizations signed on to the Network’s Call to Action on Pay Equity. On February…

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Members of the Pay Equity Network

In 2005, a number of women’s organizations, provincial pay equity coalitions and the Canadian Labour Congress have formed a Network to pressure the federal government to take steps towards implementing this report. More than 200 women’s groups, labour unions and community organizations signed on to the Network’s Call to Action on Pay Equity. On February…

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A Valentine’s Day Message to Parliament

OTTAWA – A national Pay Equity Network today launched its campaign to pressure the federal government to enact legislation that will finally make equal pay for work of equal value a reality. The Network, which has gathered the support of over 150 women’s groups, unions and equality-seeking organizations, sent Valentine’s Day cards to all Members…

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