Monday, January 30, 2006

Comparing pilots to stewardesses

Toronto news:
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Tuesday that Air Canada's flight attendants can compare their pay with that of pilots and ground crews to determine if they are being discriminated against because of gender.

The top court said it is fair to make the comparison, because the flight attendants, pilots and ground crews all work for the same organization in the same business.

Air Canada had argued that each of the groups is covered under a different collective agreement, so a comparison would not be valid. The top court rejected that view.
The next time you hear that men make more than women, remember that they have to compare airline pilots to stewardesses to get that conclusion.

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