Pay equity will eventually be assured for all LCBO employees under the Pay Equity Act of Ontario.
Toronto (5 Oct. 2010) - The Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED) of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is making progress in the long campaign to ensure compliance for members under the Pay Equity Act of Ontario.
The LBED has announced that a Joint Job Evaluation Committee (JJEC) has been established. It includes five union members, headed by Denise Davis, chair of the LBED, and five management members, headed by Rina Greco, human resources services manager for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).
Pay equity is defined as equal pay for work of equal or comparable value.
In a letter to all employees, signed by Davis and Greco, the JJEC advises that it is developing a job evaluation system to measure the value of male and female job classes by comparing the skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions for each job class.
"The positions we need to evaluate are spread throughout Ontario," the letter says. "The LCBO employs approximately 6,000 permanent and casual/seasonal bargaining unit employees working in more than 600 outlets, five logistics facilities and head office. The LCBO also hires up to 3,000 fixed term employees during the Christmas and summer periods."
The committee says the process, which began in 2007, is a lengthy one that will take a considerable time yet to complete.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE