Pay equity

The NDP Caucus says government’s April 1 minimum wage increase of 15 cents an hour does nothing to lift full time minimum wage earners above the poverty line.

 

For International Women’s Day, the NDP Critic for Justice and Public Safety and the Status of Women, Gerry Rogers, brought questions about pay equity, violence prevention, and affordable child care to the House of Assembly.

 

In recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the NDP Caucus is pushing government for answers on issues including an affordable childcare strategy, pay equity, and multi-year support for crucial women’s programming. The NDP Caucus has also called for a task force on violence against women and girls.

 
NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers

The unanimous support for an NDP motion on pay equity is an excellent way for the House of Assembly to observe International Women’s Day, says NDP Critic for the Status of Women Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre).

 

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.

 

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