Equal Pay Coalition says women are done waiting.
Show Us The Money to close the gender pay gap.
Toronto, April 09, 2018 - Equal Pay Day is marked on April 10 because women need
to work 15.5 months – 3.5 months into the new year - to earn what a man does in
12 months. Ontario's gender pay gap is a human rights and economic crisis. The latest
Census data shows that Indigenous women in Ontario face a 43% gender pay gap; racialized
women: 38%; immigrant women: 34%. On average Ontario women face a 29.3% pay gap.
(Census Canada data, Cat #98-400-X2016277)
On Equal Pay Day, the Equal Pay Coalition calls on the Ontario government to take
bold, concrete action to close the gender pay gap.
"Women are done waiting" says Fay Faraday, co-chair of the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition.
"It's time to show us the money. Employers must be held to account and government
must make it a real priority to eradicate the barriers to women's economic equality."
We call on the government to show us the money to close the gender pay gap by taking
- Implement a strong pay transparency law to enforce equal pay.
- Introduce fully funded universal, affordable, accessible public child care system
for infant and school-aged kids with decent pay for childcare workers.
- Properly fund community agencies so workers delivering public services receive pay
The Show Us the Money rally brings together advocates from community organizations
and trade unions who say enough is enough. It's time to recognize women's economic
Rally: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Speakers at 12:15pm include:
@ 12:00-1:30 pm, NW corner of College St. & University Ave<br />
- Patty Coates Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Federation of Labour
- Deena Ladd Coordinator Workers Action Centre
- Lyndsay MacDonald Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario
- Yris Caregivers Action Centre
- Veriline Howe Development Services Sector, Canadian Union of Public Employees.