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TORONTO - Five unions representing workers in predominantly female workplaces will announce the outcome of the mediation of their court challenge of Ontarios proxy pay equity under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Friday, June 13. This is the date agreed upon between the Applicants and the Government for the publication of the settlement.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Ontario Nurses Association, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, the Service Employees International Union and the United Steelworkers of America, along with four individual women, claimed that the Ontario government knowingly perpetuated sex discrimination contrary to the Charters section 15 by failing to provide the necessary pay equity funding in the proxy sector.

The announcement will affect about 100,000 Ontario women. The unions involved represent about 44,000 of those in 2,300 workplaces.

  • What:
    Outcome of Mediation of Ontario pay equity Charter challenge
  • Who:
    Lawyer Mary Cornish, representatives of Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario Nurses Association, Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Service Employees International Union, United Steelworkers of American
  • Where:
    Scott Room, 3rd Floor, Delta Chelsea Inn
    33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto
  • When:
    11 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2003


For more information, contact:
Mary Cornish, Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish - 416-964-5524
Pat Daley, CUPE Communications - 416-292-3999 - 416-616-6142 (cell)