Equal Pay Coalition

Equal Pay Coalition

April 15, 2014 12:38 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario Gender Pay Gap Widened to 31.5% - Without New Plan it will take 52 Years to Close it

Ontario Equal Pay Coalition Calls on Premier Wynne to Mark Equal Pay Day April 16, 2014 by Developing Plan to Close Ontario's Gender Pay Gap

Equal Pay Coalition Media Conference: April 16, 2014 -11:30 a.m. -11:45 a.m. - North east corner of University Ave and College St. in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - Mass Leafleting between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at corners of University Ave and College Street. EPC events also being held in Ottawa, London, Kingston and Windsor as a call to action to get Ontario's gender pay gap closed for good.

Brief remarks at 11:30 a.m. from Mary Cornish, Chair, Equal Pay Coalition and others including, Diana O'Brien, United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1000a, Fred Hahn, President, CUPE, Ontario, Cathy Carroll, Secretary Treasurer, SEIU Local 1, Linda Davis, President, Ontario Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Women who are experiencing Ontario's gender pay gap and need action to close the gender pay gap will also be available for interview.

For more info on the gender pay gap and EPC EPD events:- go to www.equalpaycoalition.org

For Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Women's Issues Remarks on April 8, 2014 Officially Declaring April 16, 2014 Equal Pay Day see statements. https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/2014/ms_epd20140408.php.

Also see Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report released today: A Growing Concern: Ontario's Gender Pay Gap by Mary Cornish https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/growing-concern

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