Pay equity—the principle of equal pay for equal work—is a fundamental human right enshrined in international agreements and Canadian federal legislation. While the initial goal of pay equity was to address the under-valuation of work traditionally performed by women, the principle of pay equity applies to all people, regardless of gender.
Send a letter to government representatives calling for pay equity legislation using the form on this page! Or you can download a hard copy petition and start collecting signatures. If you would like to learn more, you can book a presentation at your organization’s next meeting.
Want to learn more about pay equity? The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ Pay and Social Equity Committee is available to meet with your group or organization to help you learn more. “Click here” to book a presentation [link to form on separate page] or download a PowerPoint introduction to the issue.