New Pay Equity Course!

February 21, 2012, 10:47 PM EST

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The new four-day Pay Equity training program will provide hands on knowledge to assist participants to gain a better understanding of our union's obligation under the Ontario Pay Equity Act. Participants will be asked to develop a mock pay equity plan that will provide them with skills, knowledge and confidence required to achieve and maintain pay equity. The plan will then be evaluated to ensure it meets all the requirements needed to fulfill the union's ethical and legal obligations under pay equity legislation.

Quick facts:

  • Ontario has one of the highest gender pay gaps in the world -a shocking 29%. For every $1.00 earned by men, women earn just 71 cents.
  • The most vulnerable women-Aboriginal women, women of colour, racialized or immigrant women, women with disabilities and women without a union in their workplace-face an even greater wage gap.
  • Racial minority women earn 36% less than men and Aboriginal women earn 54% less.

The course will run April 22 - 26 at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin.

For more information, please contact Jo-Anne Stephenson at 1-800-265-3735 ext. 3268 or email

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