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May 1st Pay Equity Action – from your desk!

We’re calling on you to take part in a May 1st pay equity action – from the comfort of your home or work!

This Friday, take a few minutes out of your day to send an e-mail, mail a letter, send a fax, or make a phone call to our Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Hon. Mary Schryer. We’d like Ms. Schryer to know that there is more work to be done on the pay equity front in our province, and that we’re keeping an eye on the progress.

Please feel free to use the following draft letter and address information to create your own correspondence. The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity has some great resources you may want to take a look at to help you write your own letter (www.equite-equity.com). Also, feel free to send similar messages to any of our other representatives! (http://app.infoaa.7700.gnb.ca/gnb/pub/ListMLA1.asp, http://pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp?featureId=10)

This is a decentralized action, but please CC or BCC the NBRebELLEs – Fredericton on any e-mails, so we can keep you posted on how many people take part. Please forward this to your friends and colleagues!

In Solidarity,
NBRebELLEs – Fredericton

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Contact info:
HON. MARY SCHRYER (L), MLA
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
Phone: (506) 457-7866
Fax: (506) 453-2164
EMail Address: mary.schryer@gnb.ca
Mailing address:
Sartain MacDonald Building
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1
Canada
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Dear Hon. Mary Schryer,
I was excited to hear that the NB government is going to adopt pay equity legislation for the public sector this Spring. Congratulations on this achievement!
I am still greatly concerned that this legislation does not cover private sector employees, since this is where women often hold non-unionized positions and face wage discrimination. New Brunswicker’s need to see an inclusive law that ensures employees are involved in the efforts to attain pay equity and which all public and private sector employers must comply. We need a pro-active law under which implementation does not require the filing of complaints by employees, instead it is the responsibility of public and private sector employers to show that they have complied with the requirements of the pay equity law. I urge you to continue working towards a pro-active and inclusive legislation that includes private sector employees, and look forward to hearing of your advances in the near future.
Sincerely,
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