Provincial Tour on Pay Equity

The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity is embarking on a provincial tour under the theme ” Stand Up for Our Rights! ” in the coming weeks of October to raise awareness, inform and mobilize its members and the public on the issue of pay equity.

“At a time of economic insecurity and political instability, it’s all the more important for New Brunswick women to join together to voice their concerns and demand change,” explains Johanne Perron, the Coalition’s Executive Director,

“That is why we are stepping up our efforts to urge all political parties to commit to supporting and enacting pay equity legislation for the private sector. This is key to fighting gender discrimination in the workplace,” she adds.

The tour focuses on pay equity, but will also address pay transparency and the urgent need for investments in wages in the care sector.

Public meetings will be held in six regions of the province from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:

  • Saint John, on October 16 at the Saint John Arts Centre
  • Fredericton, on October 17 at The Abbey Café & Gallery
  • Edmundston, on October 23 at the Centre Maillet [in French]
  • Caraquet, on October 24 at the Grains de Folie [in French]
  • Miramichi, on October 26 at the Carrefour Beausoleil
  • Moncton, on October 30 at Café Inclusio [bilingual]

“Women in the workforce continue to bear the burden of wage discrimination, while they too are faced with rising food, rent and fuel costs. We recognize that women in marginalized communities often face double discrimination,” reminds Johanne Perron.

The meetings are free and open to members of the public. Advance registration is recommended by clicking on the following link.

The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity is a group of individuals and organizations that pursues and ensures the realization of the right to pay equity and to just conditions of work for women. To that end, the Coalition engages in communication, education, research, advocacy for the adoption and the implementation of adequate legislation, as well as public policy dialogue and development.

Pay equity is equal pay for work of equal value. To achieve pay equity, the value of female-dominated jobs must be compared to the value of male-dominated jobs.

A poster with the event details.

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