Pay Equity: A Fundamental Human Right

Posted 2006-12-01 in Public Education Tools

Popular Legal Education and Consultation Series: Module 2

This workshop will examine why systemic pay inequity happens, how the federal pay equity system operates and what you can do now to help reduce women’s social and economic inequality by fighting for real pay equity.

Table of Contents

1. The Right to Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Workshop goals and limitations
1.3 What is pay equity?
1.4 Pay equity is about women's equality

2. The Federal Pay Equity System
2.1 Pay equity and the CHRA
2.2 How does the law define pay equity?
2.3 Who does pay equity exclude?
2.4 The Bell Canada case
2.5 Problems with the current pay equity model

3. Pay Equity is a Fundamental Human Right
3.1 How the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies
3.2 Canada's international obligations

4. Towards a Pro-active, Stand Alone Pay Equity Law
4.1 Demands of the World March of Women
4.2 NAWL and CLC recommendations
4.3 The making of the Task Force on Pay Equity (TFOPE)
4.4 Key recommendations of the Task Force on Pay Equity

5. The Pan-Canadian Pay Equity Campaign
5.1 The Pay Equity Network (PEN)
5.2 A Valentine’s Day action and lobbying MP’s
5.3 How to make pay equity count in your community

6. Conclusion: Pay Equity Now - Women’s Equality is Worth It!!

Handouts
No. 1 - 10 Highest Paying and Lowest Paying Jobs in Canada
No. 2 - Pay Equity for Farah?
No. 3 - Commonly Overlooked Features of Work
No. 4 - The struggle of the Bell Canada workers
No. 5 - NAWL’s Recommendations to Improve Pay Equity
No. 6 - Key Recommendations of the Task Force on Pay Equity
No. 7 - Pay Equity is Good for the Economy

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