Advisory: NDP introduces Pay Equity resolution
To mark International Women’s Day, the NDP Caucus islooking for support from other members of the House of Assembly for a Private Member’s Motion that would move the province closer to a financially equitable society.
Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) will introduce the motion today after Question Period in the House of Assembly; this will be at approximately 2:45 p.m. St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi MHA Lorraine Michael will second the motion.
The motion reads, “Be it resolved that the House of Assembly urge Government to start the process to enact pay equity legislation in the province.” A copy of the full motion is attached.
Pay equity means equal pay for work of equal value, a different concept from equal pay for equal work. It is a process that corrects discrimination in compensation practices to adjust the wages of employees in traditionally female jobs so that they are at least equal to the wages of employees in traditionally male-dominated job classes when they are found to be comparable in value based on skills/education needed, effort required, responsibility, and working conditions.