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Haiven, Judy. "The Struggle for Pay Equity on the
Ground." Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme. Special
Issue: Benefiting Women? Women's Labour Rights, vol. 23, nos. 3/4
(Spring/Summer 2004), pp. 89-95.
This article focusses on the case of the Saskatoon Catholic School
Board and their efforts to implement pay equity. Without legislation in
place first, even a progressive employer's efforts are often in
jeopardy. Although the union initially agreed with management,
disagreements arose in the union over gendered differences between
support-staff and caretakers and the pay equity talks fell apart. The
author discusses what can be learned from this case mostly the need for
education, more representation and that unions must address policy and