Thursday, April 22, 2010

Status Of Women Gettin' Lower

Once again Canadian women are faced with the Harper Conservatives' disregard for human rights, women's rights and workers' rights.

The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity was informed this week it had been refused project funding from the Status of Women Canada.

And, incidentally, the changes in legislation being complained about here:

The Public Service Alliance of Canada has felt a similar assault but at a federal level through the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act. This Act restricts the application of pay equity and allows for pay equity to be bargained away. It compels women to file complaints alone, without the support of their union and without the protection of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

...were introduced as part of the Tories ill-fated 2008 economic update, and one of the few changes they did not bother to recant, and which the opposition parties, Libs included, let pass (with the Libs excuse being that they would rescind the changes when they were back in office).

1 comment:

RuralSandi said...

"We should try to keep our mothers in the home and that’s where the whole Reform platform hangs together."

- Garry Breitkreuz, Conservative MP for Yorkton-Melville, in the Vancouver Province, October 11, 1993.

.......this attitude might have something to do with it.