Canada Post continues to delay pay equity payments
The Canada Post Corporation is dragging its feet and refusing to properly implement the 2005 Order of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, upheld by the Supreme Court of Canada in November 2011. This further delays pay equity payments to thousands of current and former employees.
The recent delay is due to the Corporation’s belief that they only need to pay interest on 80% of the pay equity money they owe. PSAC believes interest should be paid on the whole amount. The Corporation’s position is unacceptable and will result in significantly lower payments to our members, only to be pocketed by Canada Post.
The union has now sent notice to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that we are disputing Canada Post’s interpretation of the decision.
We understand how long our members have been waiting for Canada Post to pay up on pay equity. But we will not allow the Corporation to weaken the historic court order.
Canada Post needs to finalize the payments now. The Supreme Court has spoken and Canada Post continues to dither and to try to horse-trade with the rights of their employees and retirees.
Date Modified : 2012/07/17