Today is #EqualPayDay

According to the Ontario’s Equal Pay Coalition, today the average female worker’s earnings since Jan. 1, 2018 match their male co-worker’s earnings for the 2018 calendar year.

The numbers don’t lie, and they are appalling. Today – in 2019 – women overall make 32 percent less than men.

The gender gap is even wider for some. Here’s how, on average, different women fare compared to white men born in Canada:

  • Racialized women make 40 percent less.
  • Indigenous women make 45 percent less.
  • Immigrant women make 55 percent less.
  • Women with a disability make 56 percent less.

Wage discrimination is real. 

Equal work deserves equal pay. It’s common sense.