January 19, 2018
Pay Equity Symposium
Time’s Up on Wage Discrimination: Close the Pay Gap and End Gender Wage Theft!
When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: USW Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto
We have long fought for establishing legislative measures to ensure economic justice. The Ontario Pay Equity Act was a key victory in both acknowledging the under-funding of women’s work and in bringing in measures to ensure a process by which to achieve pay equity.
The gender pay gap is gender wage theft! Time’s up on wage discrimination!
The OFL and the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition will hold a special one-day symposium on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The session with be delivered by the Equal Pay Coalition’s co-chairs Jan Borowy and Fay Faraday.
This strategy symposium launches the 2018 campaign to close the gender pay gap. Equal Pay Day is coming in April. The gathering on February 13 is a timely and unique opportunity to take stock of the state of pay equity in our workplaces and create new strategies for our workplace and for mobilization in an election year.
The February 13 symposium has three objectives:
- to provide a brief technical overview of the pay equity issues your members face;
- to identify the demands for Equal Pay Day/Provincial election; and
- to mobilize for Equal Pay Day.
The technical training portion of the day will give you the tools you need to close the gap. Jan and Fay will:
- map the gender pay gap problem;
- review the union’s role and the tools you have to demand workers’ rights;
- review employers’ obligations;
- discuss strategies around bargaining and maintaining pay equity plans; and
- brainstorm with you on ideas and strategies for mobilizing for Equal Pay Day.
The seminar Registration Form is above. The registration fee is $100.00 (lunch included). Please return the completed form, together with a cheque payable to “OFL Pay Equity Symposium” no later than February 12, 2018. Note you can register and pay at registration.
All union locals are encouraged to invite community allies in the fight to close the pay gap to attend.
Subsidies available for community allies.
Participants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.
It is OFL policy that we will provide child care services if more than ten (10) children are registered for this service. The Child Care Registration Form must be received by February 5, 2018, as we must make arrangements with the child care provider.
Accommodation can be provided for delegates with disabilities if advance notice is received. If services are needed, please complete and return the attached Personal Assistance Request Form or contact Amalia Savva at 416-441-2731 or firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2018.
Allergy Alert Notice – It is OFL policy that events are scent free to ensure the active participation of those with chemical sensitivity.
For more information visit the OFL website www.ofl.ca, or contact Amalia Savva 416.441.2731 or toll-free at 1.800.668.9138.
- Women Workers