Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Superior North

Hon. Patty Hajdu

Your member of parliament for


Thunder Bay-Superior North

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MP Hajdu Answers Question on Pay Equity

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister and the Liberals promised to be on the side of Canadian workers, yet in their first year, not only have the Liberals voted against the anti-scab legislation denying workers’ rights to collective bargaining, they have also shelved pay equity until 2018.

To quote PSAC, “You said you’d be different”. However, PSAC is not the only one unimpressed with the government’s record. It has been a year, as we know, since the election. The time for action is now. When will the government deliver on the change it promised Canadian workers?

Mr. Speaker, it is an excellent question. Equal pay for work of equal value is a human right, and we are so proud to bring forward pay equity after a decade of inaction. Pay equity between men and women and fair treatment of all workers in the workplace regardless of gender are critical for creating growth and a thriving middle class.

We are going to make substantive reform and implement proactive pay equity in the federal jurisdiction, which includes 874,000 employees and 10,800 employers.