The BC Federation of Labour, along with more than 125 organizations, has signed an open letter calling on the BC government to enact pay equity legislation.
The province's planned pay transparency legislation is a start — but it only discloses the gender gap. We need pay equity legislation to actually close it.
“Progressive values demand progressive actions. British Columbia's government leads Canada in so many ways, but it's time we caught up on the fight for wage equality. Pay transparency is a necessary step, but it's only the beginning. Workers deserve robust, intersectional pay equity legislation that includes and empowers all workers, accounting for gender, Indigeneity, race, ability and sexual orientation. Let's set the standard for Canada and pave the way for a fair and just future.” — Sussanne Skidmore