November 2, 2012
Canada Post holding up pay equity payments
Refuses to implement Supreme Court Order
- October 10, 2012 - Letter from PSAC National President on Canada Post Pay Equity Settlement
- October 16, 2012 - Letter from PSAC National President to Mr. Chopra
- October 31, 2012 - Letter from M. André Joron to PSAC National President
- November 2, 2012 - Letter from PSAC National President to Mr. Chopra
A year ago this coming November 17, the Supreme Court ordered Canada Post to implement a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Order that it provide pay equity payments to thousands of employees and retirees who had been underpaid for decades.
This should have ended a 30 year battle for equity and justice.
But Canada Post is refusing to implement that order and is delaying payments to those who desperately need it.
- Ask your MP to write to Canada Post to get it to implement pay equity now.
Canada Post and the PSAC have agreed on almost every aspect of the implementation, except for the calculation of the interest owed.
The PSAC proposed a solution that would see relief for the affected workers who have already waited far too long – almost 30 years – for their pay equity payments.
Our proposal was reasonable, more than fair, and potentially more cost-effective for the corporation. But Canada Post refused. The PSAC now has to take further legal action.
Many of the individuals who stand to receive pay equity have retired and are living on limited fixed incomes. Some have not lived long enough to receive their payment. Others are in poor health and could really use the money they are owed now.
With your help, we hope Canada Post will cease its obstructive ways and provide justice now.
Date Modified : 2012/11/02