The Ford government will be introducing legislation affecting workers’ rights through Bill 149 — Working for Workers Four Act, 2023. Included in that law is a pay transparency provision that requires employers to include pay range information in public job postings. 

But Bill 149 does not deliver pay transparency. In fact, it undermines the very real Pay Transparency Act, which the Ontario government has blocked from taking effect since 2018.

In response, the Equal Pay Coalition has written a submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy that oultines how Bill 149 represents one of the weakest pay transparency acts in Canada, and what’s required to truly eliminate gender discrimination in pay.

About the Equal Pay Coalition

The Equal Pay Coalition unites more than 40 women’s groups, trade unions, community groups and business organizations. Since our formation in 1976, we’ve been at the forefront of advocating to close the gender pay gap through law reform, collective bargaining, and other policies and practices to advance women’s economic security. 

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