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equal pay

Pearse Ward wardp at herald.usask.ca
Fri Jan 27 19:03:11 EST 1995

In article <199501262256.OAA11474 at netcomsv.netcom.com>,
dmoregan at genpharm.com ("Donna Munoz O'Regan") wrote:

> From time to time, there are articles written about how women are paid
less than
> our male counterparts and that this occurs in every field.  Now, my question
> isn't whether this occurs or doesn't occur wherever you may be, but how do you
> address it if you are in the market?  I'm not looking now, it's just something
> some of my friends were discussing and I'm not proposing this question as a
> means to start a big flame session, but rather a constructive discussion
of what
> we can do to prevent it from happening to us whenever we might be
looking for a
> job next. 
> Donna.

Actually, the last figures released by Statistics Canada (just before
Christmas) show that women entering the workforce in professional and
technical fields in Canada in 1993-1994 were earning *higher* starting
salaries than their similarly qualified male counterparts, working the
same number of hours per week.

Perhaps the tide has changed...


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