SEIU Healthcare celebrates Equal Pay Day


On April 16, 2014 thousands of men and women are joining across Ontario to mark the second annual Equal Pay Day. April 16 is the point during the New Year that the average woman in Ontario must work in order to earn the same pay that a man in a similar role earns by the end of year before.

This year, following years of work from SEIU Healthcare, the Equal Pay Coalition and other important community organizers the government of Ontario has become the first Canadian governmental body to formally recognize Equal Pay Day! Click here to listen to Ontario’s Minister of Labour formally recognizing Equal Pay Day.

Unfortunately, the 2014 Equal Pay Day is later than last year because the gender pay gap increased from 3% to 31%. Instead of closing the gender gap, we’re actually widening it at an alarming rate. On average, men’s annual earnings in Ontario…

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