For equal pay day, Unifor is demanding better from all provincial governments.
It takes the average woman in Canada more than 15 months to make the same as the average man did in 12 months.
We know the gap is even wider for women facing multiple and intersecting areas of discrimination.
Women with disabilities face a 56% gender pay gap; Immigrant women face a 55% gender pay gap; for Indigenous women it is a 45% gender pay gap; and for racialized women there is a 40% gender pay gap.
This year, Unifor’s Regional Directors, Linda MacNeil, Naureen Rizvi, and Gavin McGarrigle wrote to Premiers across the country and demanded action.
Read the letters below, then share them with your friends and colleagues.
Everyone deserves to be paid fairly for the value of their work. The last year has shone a light on the undervaluing of work done predominantly by women.
Without women’s work, our economy does not work. We can push our governments to #BuildBackBetter, with pay equity for all.
Letter to the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney
Letter to the Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan
Letter to the Premier of Manitoba, Brian Pallister
Letter to the Premier of New Brunswick, Blaine Higgs
Letter to the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Andrew Furey
Letter to the Premier of Nova Scotia, Iain Rankin
Letter to the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford
Letter to the Premier or Prince Edward Island, Dennis King
Letter to the Premier of Saskatchewan, Scott Moe