Women and gender diverse workers have been fighting for decades to be paid the same as men for equal work of equal value. In the face of mounting pressure, the Liberals finally brought in their version of pay equity legislation. But there's a problem. I\it doesn't apply to most workers in the province, and it's missing critical details.

In this episode, we speak with Telegram reporter Juanita Mercer, whose work around pay equity in Newfoundland and Labrador has landed her on the shortlists of two prestigious national journalism awards. We also hear from Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour President Jessica McCormick, who tells us exactly what's missing from the legislation and why government needs to scrap it altogether and start over.

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Justin Brake
He/him. Journalist. Settler. Future ancestor. Born 338 ppm.

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