This section deals with discrimination in the area of pay only. For information about what you can do about discrimination or harassment in general, see the page about grievances.
In Quebec, there is a law called the Pay Equity Act (R.S.Q., chapter E-12.001) which requires that all Employers who hire 10 employees or more, develop with their unionized and non-unionized staff what are referred to as Pay Equity Plans. Concordia as an Employer is subject to this law, and must meet with union representatives in order to develop and implement a Pay Equity Plan that governs the pay for all Concordia employees who are subject to the Act.
WHAT IS PAY EQUITY?
The Quebec Pay Equity Act states:
The purpose of Pay Equity is to redress differences in compensation due to the systemic gender discrimination suffered by persons who occupy positions in predominantly female job classes. Differences in compensation are assessed within the enterprise, except if there are no predominantly male job classes in the enterprise.
TRAC IS LOOKING INTO THIS
TRAC will be looking into this issue and will seek to determine if there is a pattern of gender discrimination in the offering and awarding of TA and RA contracts. Since these contracts are awarded largely in two batches per year this investigation will take some time.