PSAC Pay Equity Bulletin
April 4, 2005
Canada Post refuses to give up its fight against pay equity
It has been 21 months since the Tribunal hearing the PSAC-UPCE pay equity complaint completed its hearings but Canada Post still hasn’t stopped trying to derail the process.
In August 2003, CPC tried to drag another pay equity case – a complaint against Bell Canada – into the proceedings. Then, a year later, Canada Post raised yet another pay equity complaint, this one against Air Canada, before the Tribunal.
In spite of the Tribunal having already dealt with the parties’ submissions on the relevance of the Air Canada case, Canada Post is trying it on once again. In March, CPC asked the Tribunal to wait until the Supreme Court issues a ruling in the Air Canada case, before issuing its report.
The Supreme Court isn’t scheduled to hear the Air Canada case until December, 2005. In all likelihood, it will then be well into 2006 before a decision is issued.
PSAC has responded to Canada Post’s submission in the strongest possible terms. The employer has until April 4 to reply. After that the Tribunal will issue a decision. Once a decision is issued, information will be posted on the PSAC and UPCE web sites.
Our complaint was filed almost 22 years ago. It’s an outrage that it has taken this long for the complaint to be dealt with and that Canada Post is still trying these types of tactics just to avoid their obligations under the law.
Date Modified : 2010/02/15