The pay gap between men and women has narrowed since the 1970s. But the battle is far from over.
The latest numbers from Statistics Canada says women in Ontario earn only 72 cents for every dollar men earn. That means men still make nearly 30% more than women do.
Men will never see women as their equals until women earn the same amount of money as they do. Even though Ontario has passed pay equity laws to address this problem, unions still need to continue the fight to close the pay gap in the workplace. It’s an important part of SEIU Healthcare’s commitment to women’s rights.
Take part in our fight for women’s equality by joining SEIU Healthcare at an International Women’s Day rally on March 8 in Toronto. Hundreds of women and men all across the GTA will be paying tribute to strong SEIU women who are helping close the wage gap in their workplaces.
The rally begins at 11:00 am at the OISE building at 252 Bloor Street West. See below for full event details.