Human rights aren’t negotiable (Editor’s notes)

Federal government setting poor example by moving pay equity to bargaining table
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/04/2009

Sometimes, I’m ashamed to be a guy. I mean, how else can you react when pay equity is still an unresolved issue?

What has me hanging my head a little lower at the moment is the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act, proposed legislation covering federal workers that is designed to ensure equal pay for equal work.

On the surface, it looks great. Vic Toews, president of the Treasury Board, sure makes it sound promising. The old pay equity system “didn’t serve employees or employers well,” he says. No argument there.