Pay equity is when people who work in jobs that have traditionally been done by women, are paid the same as those doing work of the same value that's traditionally done by men.
Our pay equity claim is about addressing the historical undervaluing of the work of teacher aides. This undervaluation has occurred because the work has been traditionally done by women. The skills, effort and responsibility in roles that society has perceived to be ‘women’s work’ have been undervalued in both status and pay. It’s time to fix this, because fair’s fair!
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