Stop Conservative plan to take away pay equity

On February 6, 2009, the government tabled legislation that will radically change the rules governing pay equity in the federal public sector.

The Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act - which has been included as part of the omnibus Budget Implementation Act - will remove the right of public sector workers to file complaints for pay equity with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. It will transform pay equity from a human right to an "equitable compensation issue" that could be traded away at the bargaining table.

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