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New project on pay equity in N.B. municipalities

By Regis Phillips Dec 19, 2023 | 6:27 AM

The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity has announced the launch of a new project.

Pay Equity is Coming to Town aims to promote the adoption of pay equity policies and practices in New Brunswick municipalities, in order to ensure equal pay for work of equal value.

The 29-month-long project is part of a $1.8-million funding initiative by Women and Gender Equality Canada for six New Brunswick organizations.

“In the case of pay equity, sometimes men get the same pay as women but the job is not paid fairly,” said Johanne Perron, coalition executive director.

The project’s objective is to analyze the context of local governance reform and municipal pay structures and systems to identify and address gaps in their pay equity practices.

The coalition seeks collaboration between municipal councils, human resources managers and municipal staff, with the support of the Pay Equity Bureau and municipal associations such as the Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity is a group of individuals and organizations that pursues and ensures the realization of the right to pay equity and just conditions of work for women.

To that end, the coalition engages in communication, education, research, and advocacy for the adoption and implementation of adequate legislation, as well as public policy dialogue and development.