On October 29th the Federal Government announced proactive pay equity legislation which would require federally regulated workplaces to examine their compensation practices and ensure that women and men receive equal pay for equal work. PIPSC President Debi Daviau along with CLC President Hassan Yussuf shared their analysis of this legislation on PrimeTime Politics. President Debi Daviau emphasized the importance and urgency of this legislation as well as the need for adequate consultation to ensure effective implementation. Further, the President said her organization is confident the government, as an employer, "will show the way to all the private ones."
See the full response from the labour movement as PIPSC President Debi Daviau, CLC President Hassan Yussuf, PSAC President Chris Aylward and Johanne Perron of the Pay Equity Coalition provide comments in a press conference following the legislative announcement.