Teachable Moments: Close the Gap!

April 10, 2014

Teachable Moments: Close the Gap!

“Employment equity and pay equity needs to go in tandem…for women we talk about a ‘glass ceiling,’ for a lot of Aboriginal workers, workers with disabilities, and workers of colour, it’s a steel case.”

Winnie Ng, labour activist and scholar, speaking to the Equal Pay Coalition about the fight for pay equity, as part of the April 16 Equal Pay Day campaign.

Although pay equity is the law in Ontario, women, on average, earn 31% less than men. This pay gap affects women of all ages and education levels.

Teachable Moments is an ETT Weekly/website-feature highlighting labour, education, and politics-themed quotes from the past and present, with the goal to engage and inform.