for the Liberal government to repeal Harper-era legislation that stymied pay equity for federal civil servants and federal agencies.
“This is a long time in coming,” she said.
The deal followed negotiations between the PSAC, Statistics Canada and the Treasury Board.
“We achieved this victory because our members fought hard with us for many years and never gave up,” Benson added.“We will continue urging the Liberal government to make proactive pay equity legislation a reality without further delay.”
Treasury Board President Scott Brison said, “As Canada’s largest employer, the federal government should lead by example.”
The complaint grew out of a $3.2-billion pay equity settlement PSAC won in 1999.That complaint took 15 years to settle and affected 230,000 current and retired federal employees in six female-dominated occupations.In 2002, PSAC launched a human rights complaint against the Treasury Board and seven separate agencies for refusing to extend that 1999 pay equity settlement to employees in similar female-dominated jobs working at those separate agencies.
With this deal, all those complaints have been settled with negotiated agreements.Statistical Survey Operations is a separate employer within Statistics Canada.