Hope renewed for female workers at Nav Canada

Court ruling could settle historic wage discrimination claim
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/24/2015

A recent court decision has renewed a wage discrimination fight for female employees at Canada’s civil air navigation system.

The decision from the Federal Court of Appeal came down at the end of July and addresses a 15-year-old historic settlement between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the federal government.

Back in 1999, the parties reached a $3.6-billion deal that settled pay discrimination for thousands of workers in female-dominated positions going back decades. However, one group of employees was only compensated for the years they worked at Transport Canada, until 1996, when Nav Canada was created to take over the country's air navigation system.