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Declaration of a National Equal Pay Day in Canada

Category:LEGISLATION
Sub-Category:EQUAL PAY ACT
Resolution Number:600.40.7
Club:Calgary
Province:Alberta
Year:2014
Status:Open
Reaffirmed:2015-03 & 2016 - 05
Comments:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to declare (the use of the date) March 18 (or the date calculated yearly based on the annual income of Canadian women and men) as Equal Pay Day (to mark the additional number of working days that women must work longer than men in a given year, by announcing a nationally calculated annual statistic on that date) the end of 420 days that Canadian women must work compared to the 365 days that men work performing the same job to earn the same wage, and FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that in addition to declaring Equal Pay Day nationally, BPW Canada urges the Government of Canada to provide employers with support and guidance to create merit based workplace policies and standards and to encourage discussion of equal pay in various forums across the country

 

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Article ID: 1697